DATE December 17, 2015 1:49 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY News

A flavour of November news

Talk Talk hack estimated to cost up to £35m http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34784980

VTech hack exposes 6m kids and 5m adults’ data https://www.vtech.com/en/press_release/2015/faq-about-data-breach-on-vtech-learning-lodge/

Starwood Hotels (USA) hit by malware introduced to tills http://www.scmagazine.com/starwood-hotels-hit-with-pos-malware/article/455395/

TuneCore (online music site) database breached http://www.scmagazineuk.com/tunecore-database-hacked-personal-customer-data-stolen/article/458660/

Adele fans’ data compromised on ticket website through insecure code http://www.scmagazineuk.com/it-isnt-over-adele-fans-security-breached/article/456749/

Pearson VUE (manages credentials) hacked http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/11/23/pearson_vue_data_breach_pcm/

Touchnote Postcard App customer database breached http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34744132

ICO’s launches video on direct marketing guidance https://iconewsblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/27/why-companies-need-to-think-before-making-marketing-calls/

ICO and Ofcom launch action plan to stop nuisance calls http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binaries/consultations/silentcalls/JAP_Update_Dec2015.pdf

ICO issues enforcement notice against cold call company https://ico.org.uk/media/action-weve-taken/enforcement-notices/1560332/aurangzeb-iqbal-enforcement-notice.pdf

ICO starts investigation into 1000 companies buying and selling personal information https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/news-and-events/news-and-blogs/2015/11/nuisance-call-crackdown-continues-with-letters-to-1-000-companies-trading-names-and-numbers/

ICO issues £370k of fines for PECR compliance failures (cold calling etc.) during November
ICO issues £200k of fines for P7 breach (information security) during November

Unilever ponders personalised marketing under the new regime http://www.thedrum.com/news/2015/12/09/unilever-braced-titanic-shift-media-it-predicts-will-come-once-customer-owns-their

Security experts warn of rise in insider data breaches http://www.scmagazineuk.com/40-of-security-experts-predict-insider-data-breaches-in-coming-year/article/454693/