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News Equifax fined £500k for 2017 data breach

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 20 Sep 2018.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. adidan

    adidan Avatar is nearly back in season.

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    The maximum penalty is £500k?

    That doesn't seem to me that privacy issues are taken that seriously.
     
  3. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Was. Or at least was at the time of the breach.

     
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  4. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    Not even a slap on the wrist, that's more like a vague waft at the ankle.
     
  5. John_T

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    That works out at just over three pence per customer.

    Maybe I'm overly cynical, but I can't help wondering if that's why so many data breaches were taking place - it was just cheaper and easier to pay any potential fines than it was to bother implementing a proper level of security.

    Hopefully the new percentage of turnover fines will concentrate minds a little more...
     
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