Category: Data Breach Fines

GDPR Fine. Nuisance calls. TPS
02Oct, 2018

Manchester firm fined £150,000 for making nuisance calls

A Manchester firm has been fined £150,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office(ICO) for making thousands of nuisance direct marketing phone calls. Oaklands Assist UK Ltd based in Radcliffe, made 63,724 calls over a two month period from May to July 2017 to people who were registered with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS). The law states that [...]
Credit reference agency Equifax fined for data breach. GDPR
20Sep, 2018

Credit reference agency Equifax fined £500,000 for security breach

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issued credit reference agency Equifax Ltd with a £500,000 fine for failing to protect the personal information of up to 15 million UK citizens during a cyber attack in 2017. The incident, which happened between 13 May and 30 July 2017 in the US, affected 146 million customers globally. The ICO investigation [...]
GDPR Fine for Email Marketing without permission consent
10Sep, 2018

Marketing agency fined £60,000 for nuisance emails

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Everything DM Ltd (EDML), based in Stevenage, £60,000 for sending 1.42 million emails without consent. The investigation found that, between May 2016 and May 2017, the firm used its direct marketing system called ‘Touchpoint’ to send emails on behalf of its clients for a fee. Those emails gave [...]
GDPR Fine. Nuisance calls. TPS
09Aug, 2018

Marketing firm fined £100,000 for GDPR breach

The Information Commissioner’s Office has fined an East Sussex marketing company £100,000 for making 75,649 nuisance calls. AMS Marketing Ltd, of Peacehaven, made the calls to people who had opted out of receiving marketing calls by registering with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS). This is against the law unless people give specific consent to receive marketing calls [...]
Sout Wales Firm Fined for GDPR non compliance
06Jul, 2018

South Wales firm fined £60,000 for nuisance pay day loan texts

A South Wales firm has been fined £60,000 by the Information Commissioner for allowing its lines to be used to send spam texts to more than 270,000 people, without their consent. A total of 274,423 unsolicited text messages promoting pay day loans were sent between November 2016 and January 2017 via SIM cards registered to [...]
Bible Society Fined for GDPR Breach
19Jun, 2018

Bible Society fined £100,000 for risking supporters data

Bible Society fined £100,000 after security failings put supporters’ personal data at risk   The British and Foreign Bible Society, based in Swindon, has been fined £100,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office, after their computer network was compromised as the result of a cyber-attack in 2016. Between November and December 2016, the intruders exploited a weakness [...]
11Jun, 2018

Gloucestershire Police fined by ICO for GDPR Breach

Gloucestershire Police fined for revealing identities of abuse victims in bulk email. Gloucestershire Police has been fined £80,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after sending a bulk email that identified victims of non-recent child abuse. The force was at the time investigating allegations of abuse relating to multiple victims. On 19 December 2016, an officer [...]
Chief Constable of Humberside Police has signed an undertaking for GDPR
08Jun, 2018

Lee Freeman Chief Constable of Humberside Police GDPR Violation

Humberside Police The Chief Constable of Humberside Police has signed an undertaking to comply with the Seventh Data Protection Principle. ICO case reference: COM0649315 DATA PROTECTION ACTION 1998 UNDERTAKING Data Controller: HUMBERSIDE POLICE Headquarters Priory Road Hull East Yorkshire HU5 5SF I, Lee Freeman, Chief Constable, of Humberside Police, for and on behalf of the Humberside [...]
University of Greenwich fined £120,000 GDPR
21May, 2018

University of Greenwich fined £120,000 by the Information Commissioner

The University of Greenwich fined £120,000 by Information Commissioner for “serious” security breach The University of Greenwich has been University of Greenwich Monetary Penalty GDPR Data Breach following a “serious” security breach involving the personal data of nearly 20,000 people – among them students and staff. It is the first university to have been fined by [...]