News Carphone Warehouse hit by £400,000 data breach fine

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  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    A warehouse for for car-phone hoists, they're getting heavy ;)

    OT i guess there's no mention of them being forcing to follow better security practices, no audits or anything?
     
  3. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    nope - they will probably be breached again. £400,000 is chump change for a company like carphone warehouse. Chances are they have saved more money by under investing over the last several years in security. Hopefully GDPR will give firms like this a kick up the arse and much bigger consequences.

    In reality though firms lose far more money by public image damage which is one of the major concerns now. They dont care they lost your data just that you dont know about it. GDPR will legally FORCE them to disclose breaches and that simply doesn't exist today in UK law.
     
  4. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    For a year or so... no doubt it'll be amongst the 'Needless EU Red Tape' that gets ripped up post Brexit...
     
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