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Damian Collins, the chairman of the U. Parliament's media committee, said Wednesday that the company "should now make the results of their internal investigations known to the ICO, our committee and other relevant investigatory authorities.

It is understood that officers in Nottingham, Manchester and Birmingham gather similar information on gang links. Amnesty also called on the influential Commons Home Affairs Select Committee to investigate the use of police gang databases across the country.

"A cautionary response from Swiss banks resulted in a pause or closure for most projects in the cryptocurrency space," said David Henderson, founder of the Swiss Sweetbridge Foundation, set up to conduct blockchain startup Sweetbridge's ICO.

But this cannot be at the expense of transparency, fairness and compliance with the law. "We are at a crossroads," she said. "New technologies that use data analytics to micro-target people give campaign groups the ability to connect with individual voters.

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"As we have said before, we should have done more to investigate claims about Cambridge Analytica and take action in 2015," Erin Egan, Facebook's Chief Privacy Officer, said in a statement, adding it was working closely with the ICO and authorities in the United States and other countries on investigations into the consultancy.

The ICO announced its intention to fine Facebook after its investigation found that the company failed to safeguard users' information and wasn't transparent about how data was harvested by third parties. Facebook will have the chance to respond to the findings before the agency makes a final decision on penalties.

"We believe the competition regulator must urgently examine how targeted ads affect consumers and whether Facebook and Google's substantial power in the digital ad market in particular could have knock-on effects on advertisers that lead to consumers paying more.

They should also report serious data breaches within 72 hours. Companies, for example, must be able to provide European customers with a copy of their personal data, and under some circumstances delete it at their behest.

"I think it will work but it will take time for companies and data protection authorities," said Joerg Hladjk, counsel for cybersecurity, privacy and data protection at law firm Jones Day. "They need to try this out in practice.

The pan-EU law comes into effect this month and will cover companies that collect large amounts of customer data including Facebook and Google. It won't be overseen by a single authority but instead by a patchwork of national and regional watchdogs across the 28-nation bloc.

It said it was investigating both leave and remain campaigners in the referendum, and that it had issued an enforcement notice for AIQ, a data firm that worked for official Brexit campaign Vote Leave, to stop processing retained data from British citizens.

It has a slew of technically demanding requirements, and threatens fines of up to 4 percent of a company's annual revenue for serious infringements. The law aims to give EU citizens more rights to control over their online information.

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"I said this was not something the SNB dealt with, but they should speak with FINMA. "They raised concerns about problems with opening bank accounts, which was a worry for them, and asked for help," Moser told Reuters.- ICO (@ICOnews) October 11, 2016 Telecoms company TalkTalk was issued with a £400,000 fine by the ICO in October 2016 for security failings that allowed a cyber attacker to access customer data "with ease".

Damian Collins, who is leading a parliamentary inquiry into fake news, told CNN that the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) had found evidence that files were accessed from Russia and other countries.

Denham's office also published a progress report on the broader investigation, which includes a recommendation that the British government introduce a statutory code of practice for the use of data in political campaigns.

LONDON, July 11 (Reuters) - Britain's information regulator slapped Facebook with a small but symbolic fine for breaches of data protection law after millions of users' data was improperly accessed by consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

Because the data breach dates back to last year it will be dealt with by the ICO under the powers of the Data Protection Act 1998 and not the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which went into effect on May 25.

"We are facing nothing less than a crisis in our democracy - based on the systematic manipulation of data to support the relentless targeting of citizens . by campaigns of disinformation and messages of hate," Collins said.

"Most ordinary people have a poor understanding of how their data is collected, shared and sold and it is unclear whether the people supposedly in power across Westminster, Whitehall and company boardrooms have a grip on it.

Most respondents said they would react to complaints and investigate them on merit. A minority said they would proactively investigate whether companies were complying and sanction the most glaring violations.

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"We've already empowered people to use their own data in finding the best deal through Open Banking, and are actively considering whether to take further action regarding how people's data is used by big tech firms.

These priorities will drive the ICO's policy, research, education and enforcement work over the next two years. "Our new Technology Strategy identifies three priorities: artificial intelligence, cyber security and cross device tracking.

A number of those with a zero score may also be in custody therefore not currently offending. "The scoring system on the matrix is subject to specific timescales, which means nominals convicted or linked to violence can score zero outside of these timescales.

The ransomware infected another 603 NHS organisations including 595 GP practices. A total of 80 of 236 NHS trusts across England suffered disruption because they were either infected by the ransomware or had turned off their devices or systems as a precaution.

8 million of these cards had chip and pin protection and the data accessed contained neither pin codes, card verification values nor any authentication data that would enable cardholder identification or purchases to be made.

Steve Wood, deputy commissioner of policy at the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), said: "This research is a timely and valuable contribution to the debate on data protection, privacy and the digital economy.

The fine is the maximum allowed under Britain's old data protection law, although that was replaced by the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May, where companies can be fined up to 4 percent of revenue for breaches.

And as Facebook needs no reminding, under the EU's data protection law GDPR, regulators have much bigger and more significant powers, as well as the ability to issue far larger fines," said Frederike Kaltheuner, data exploitation programme lead at the charity. "Regulators have and are using their teeth.

But while the ICO said GDPR does "set the bar high" for consent, the regulator has warned that in some cases, sending further emails could risk non-compliance through difficult to follow messages, breaching new openness and transparency rules.

The penalty is a pittance for Facebook, which generates that sum roughly every seven minutes, based on its first-quarter revenue of $11. But it would represent the first tangible punishment for the company's privacy scandal, which tarnished its reputation, temporarily pushed down its shares and forced CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify before Congress, but otherwise led to few lasting repercussions.

"That's included closing off the unauthorised access, adding new security measures and launching an immediate investigation, which has allowed us to build a fuller understanding of the incident that we're updating on today.

Cambridge Analytica, a London firm financed by wealthy Republican donors, worked for the 2016 Trump campaign and for a while employed Steve Bannon, the CEO of Trump's campaign and later a White House adviser.Zuercher Kantonalbank (ZKB), the fourth largest Swiss bank and one of the few big banks in the world to welcome issuers of cryptocurrencies, has closed the accounts of more than 20 companies in the last year, industry sources told Reuters.

- YourDataMatters (@yourdatamatters) June 12, 2018 The Information Commissioner announced this week that it has fined Yahoo £250,000 over a cyber attack in November 2014 that affected more than 515,000 UK email accounts.

Other news organisations broke the embargo after a copy of the report was published online by Dominic Cummings, who ran the officially designated Vote Leave campaign in the EU referendum. The committee's interim report and Collins's comments were embargoed until July 29.

These individuals will be offered support to divert them away from activity that may result in either violent offending or them becoming a victim. The force issued a statement that continued: "Some young people identified as part of a gang may not yet have been drawn into gang violence.

Security solutions firm Lastline noted the company said personal information, names, addresses and email addresses may have been accessed. The hackers also got access to records of 5. 9 million payments cards, but nearly all of those were protected by the chip and pin system. However, it had found no evidence that fraud had resulted from the breach.

In May last year credit reference agency Equifax announced its data had been accessed by hackers in a cyber attack. 2 million UK client records were compromised, and Equifax initially wrote to 690,000 UK consumers who are likely to have had sensitive details stolen.

EU in the US courts by providing it with early access to evidence from a witness in its inquiry. In a letter to chairman Damian Collins, Mr Banks alleged that the committee provided support to a pressure group pursuing legal action against Leave.



British lawmakers have launched an inquiry into "fake news" and its effect on election campaigns, and have increasingly focused on Cambridge Analytica. The ICO said it was providing the interim report to help that inquiry.

However, Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) said it was heading a criminal investigation into the hack, working with the National Cyber Security Centre, the Financial Conduct Authority and Britain's data protection regulator, the Information Commissioner´s Office (ICO).

Coinbase announced last week that it was revamping its trading technology and creating a new suite of services to attract more institutional investors, including hedge funds and high-frequency trading firms. (Reporting by Anna Irrera; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)

7501 pounds) (Additional reporting by Jack Stubbs and Andrew MacAskill, Editing by Kate Holton, Susan Fenton and Alison Williams) The maximum possible financial penalty under the 1998 Act is 500,000 pounds as opposed to 17 million pounds under GDPR.

The departures, which industry sources fear will continue, mean Switzerland is losing business to offshore rivals including Liechtenstein, Gibraltar and the Cayman Islands, where banks are more welcoming.

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According to former Cambridge Analytica data scientist Christopher Wylie, the firm aimed to construct psychographic profiles it could use to sway the votes of susceptible individuals. Facebook said the company illicitly gained access to personal information of up to 87 million users via an academic intermediary, although the firm said the number was much smaller than that.

The 500,000 pound ($663,850) fine is less than 10 minutes worth of revenue for the social media firm worth $590 billion, whose shares were unchanged, but is the maximum amount allowed and represents the first move by a regulator to punish Facebook for the Cambridge Analytica controversy.

Parliament's media committee says the government office that investigated the Cambridge Analytica scandal has fined Facebook 500,000 pounds ($663,000) for failing to safeguard users' data. FILE - In this Tuesday, April 18, 2017, file photo, conference workers speak in front of a demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference, in San Jose, Calif. The chairman of the U. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

The attacker accessed the personal data of 156,959 customers including their names, addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers and email addresses. In 15,656 cases, the attacker also had access to bank account details and sort codes. ICO investigators found that the cyber attack between October 15 and 21 2015 took advantage of technical weaknesses in TalkTalk's systems.

The move comes a day after the House of Commons voted to require the director of rival Brexit group Vote Leave, Dominic Cummings, to appear before the committee, after he rejected a summons from Mr Collins. Failure to do so could result in him being found in contempt of Parliament.Guardian reporter Carole Cadwalladr, who has reported extensively on the allegations surrounding Cambridge Analytica, urged the European Parliament committee to seek answers from former Ukip leader Nigel Farage, who she said was "central" to the issue, and Mr Zuckerberg, whose evidence to the US Congress was "incomplete".

"As consumers, sharing data safely and efficiently can make our lives easier, but that digital trail is valuable so it's important that it stays safe and is only used in ways that we would expect and can control.

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) give people in the EU new powers to access and control their personal data, as well as giving regulators greater power to levy fines on firms who mishandle data or fail to be transparent in how they collect and use it.

Reuters sent all the regulators a four-question survey about how they would handle their responsibilities. Eighteen national authorities replied, plus data protection officers in six of the 16 German federal states who are responsible for enforcement.

"We will be reporting yourself and the people involved to the appropriate House of Common authority for colluding with the Fair Vote Project and investigating whether the Parliamentary privilege you enjoy might be revoked as a result.

The committee's report also suggested a levy on tech firms which could contribute to an increased budget for Britain's data regulator, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), in the way in which the banking sector pays for the upkeep of its watchdog, the Financial Conduct Authority.

"Some police officers have been acting like they're in the wild west, making the false assumptions that they can set up fake profiles and covertly befriend people online to monitor them without needing the appropriate search warrants.

The watchdog wants Government, regulators, businesses and other consumer groups to join together to ensure people are informed about how their data has influenced offers they receive or decisions made about them.

Supporters also consider it a key innovation for the future of global finance. While crypto-related business in Switzerland is tiny compared with its traditional banking sector, it has grown rapidly and employs hundreds of people, according to local officials.

Dixons Carphone said it had immediately notified the relevant card companies so that they could protect customers. However, it said 105,000 non-EU issued payment cards which do not have chip and pin protection had been compromised.

"Fines and prosecutions punish bad actors, but my real goal is to effect change and restore trust and confidence in our democratic system," Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said in a statement.

The launch of GDPR comes as data privacy is making headlines, with Facebook facing intense scrutiny over the leak of 87 million users' personal data to Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy that advised U. President Donald Trump's election campaign.

"Upon further investigation Dixons found that the breach was 10 times more severe than they originally thought. They also state that, as of today, there is no evidence to suggest fraud has arisen because of the breach. Unfortunately, given the accuracy of their previous statements, tomorrow may be a different story.

The data allegedly helped the Trump campaign target political advertising more accurately by giving them insight into what American Facebook users liked and disliked. The announcement came after an investigation into Cambridge Analytica, which declared bankruptcy this year following allegations that it used personal information harvested from 87 million Facebook accounts to help Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election.

A spokesman for the ICO said: "An incident involving Dixons Carphone has been reported to us and we are liaising with the National Cyber Security Centre, the Financial Conduct Authority and other relevant agencies to ascertain the details and impact on customers.

Customers of GDAX will be rolled over to the revamped service called Coinbase Pro at the end of June, it said. The company also said on Wednesday that it is overhauling its trading platform for professional investors known as GDAX.

"It is perfectly clear that the committee, which comprises only of Remain-supporting MPs, is conducting a co-ordinated ‘witch hunt' of Leave groups, involving the Electoral Commission and the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office). You have called no witnesses from the Remain campaign or associated groups.

"In relation to suggestions of potential racial disproportionality of the matrix, the MPS has actively engaged with David Lammy MP, Amnesty International and the Information Commissioner's Office to help understand the approach taken, and we remain committed to ensuring the safety of all Londoners, and especially those most at risk from gang and other violent crimes.

It does however create a central body, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB), in an attempt to ensure the law is applied consistently across the bloc. The panel would serve both as a forum for regulators and issue binding rulings in disputes.An adequacy agreement is granted to third countries, allowing EU businesses and public authorities to transfer personal data without questioning whether the relevant safeguards are in place. Britain wants the EU to declare it is "adequate" in the way it protects data.

"The failings our investigation identified are not what we expect from a company that had ample opportunity to implement appropriate measures," ICO's Deputy Commissioner of Operations James Dipple-Johnstone said.

It was the second major cyber attack in three years on the company, which has about 22 million customers in the UK and Ireland. It apologised to customers on Tuesday and said that an investigation into the hacks was nearly complete.

It comes after telecoms firm TalkTalk was hit by a major cyber attack in October 2015, which saw the personal data of nearly 160,000 people accessed by hackers and left the firm facing a record £400,000 fine for security failings.

EOS, an infrastructure project for decentralized applications, raised more than $4 billion in a year-long token offering that started in the middle of last year. 7 billion without its tokens sold to the public.

The IICSA failed to use an email account that could send a separate email to each participant and failed to train staff on the importance of checking that email addresses were entered into the "bcc" section, according to the ICO.

New: Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham welcomes the new Data Protection Act 2018 alongside the GDPR in her blog 'Beyond 2018 - data protection laws built to last' website pic.

As well as pursuing specific allegations - many relating to the use of data in the UK's 2016 EU referendum - the ICO is aiming to produce a report by the end of this month on the regulatory and legislative reforms needed to respond to the challenges of targeted online advertising.

The 48 ICOs registered in the UK so far this year raised $507 million. Within Europe, Switzerland is the ICO capital, but in 2018, the UK has gained ground in terms of volume and numbers. (Reporting by Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss; Editing by David Gregorio)

Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner, the lead European regulator on privacy issues for Yahoo, whose European headquarters are in Dublin, said last week Yahoo's data processing operations did not meet standards required by EU law.

Big technology companies now "have control of what happens with an individual's personal data, they control what we see, they control the order in which we see it and the algorithms that are used to determine this", she told MEPs.

The proposed fine announced Wednesday is the maximum possible for the scandal, which first broke in March. While the penalty is small for Facebook, it is a warning shot for companies that now face fines of up to 2 percent of global revenue under European Union data protection regulations rolled out later, in May.

The country has dropped from second place in 2017 to sixth this year in a country ranking of the sum of ICO funds raised, according to a study published by PwC and the Crypto Valley Association in June. The Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands topped the list.

It says it is also time for a "thorough review" of how data is collected, shared and sold in cyberspace, calling for this to be a priority for the Government's new Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation as soon as it is established.

"The entire system is racially discriminatory, stigmatising young black men for the type of music they listen to or their social media behaviour, and perpetuating racial bias with potential impacts in all sorts of areas of their lives.

The group's Carphone Warehouse division suffered a data breach in 2015 and in February this year was fined a record matching 400,000 pounds ($533,240) by the ICO. It said since the 2015 attack it had worked extensively with cyber security experts to upgrade its security systems. It paid 320,000 pounds as there was a 20 percent reduction for early payment.

These included email addresses, passwords, driving licence numbers, phone numbers and partial credit card details.  A later announcement revealed that a further 167,000 had their telephone numbers stolen in the attack.

"The UK is ready to begin preliminary discussions on an adequacy assessment so that a data protection agreement is in place by the end of the implementation period at the latest, to provide the earliest possible reassurance that data flows can continue," it said.

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LONDON, July 12 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May published her blueprint for relations with the European Union after Brexit on Thursday, covering everything from trade to services, immigration, airlines and cars.

If you are concerned or notice any suspicious activity on your account, you should contact your bank(s) and any credit card companies," the firm added. "We recommend that you monitor your account statements for evidence of fraud or identity theft.

All users should take this opportunity also to make sure all of their passwords are strong across all of their accounts, not just Ticketmaster," he said. "Although only around 40,000 Ticketmaster accounts may have been compromised, password hygiene shouldn't just be those affected's concern.

6 percent at 1221 GMT, in line with a FTSE 100 index up 0. Dixons shares were up 0. (Reporting by Noor Zainab Hussain and Muvija M in Bengaluru; Additional reporting by Sangameswaran S; Editing by Bernard Orr)

exchanges have been more cautious about listing ICO tokens because of concerns that they might be considered unregistered securities and could require platforms that list them to be licensed by regulators.

Police gather various intelligence including history of violent crime, entries on social media and information from bodies including local councils to identify gang members, then use a secret algorithm to calculate a risk of harm score set on a traffic light scale.

It's part of an unhelpful and racialised focus on the concept of gangs. The charity's UK Director Kate Allen said: "There is clearly a huge problem with knife crime violence at the moment in London, but the Gangs Matrix is not the answer. Put simply, it's the wrong tool for the wrong problem.

July 31 (Reuters) - Some 10 million Dixons Carphone records containing personal data may have been accessed in a 2017 cyber attack, the British electronics and mobile phone retailer said on Tuesday, boosting an earlier estimate of 1.

(@WhichUK) June 5, 2018 It has called for the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to urgently carry out a market study of the digital advertising industry to establish if Facebook and Google's market power could raise prices for advertisers - leading to a risk of goods and services becoming more expensive as a result.

In the build-up to the rollout, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has moved to calm confusion among some businesses over the need to get fresh consent from customers in order to comply with the regulations.

Andy Norton, director of threat intelligence at Lastline, said: "Card Not Present Fraud cost the UK over £200 million last year, and chip and pin security doesn't help with this type of fraud. As with all estimates, they are given at a point in time.

2 million personal data records hacked. Alex Baldock, the new chief executive of Dixons, said the company had "plenty of work to do" in the wake of the attack, which saw 5. 9 million customer bank card details and 1.

The firm revealed plans to close nearly 100 stores last month and warned over the expected profits hit for the new financial year as it braces for a slowdown in the UK electricals market and cost increases from the national living wage and IT depreciation.

Viljar Peep, head of the Estonian Data Protection Inspectorate, said the quality of enforcement under the chosen local system risked being inconsistent and would depend on the "administrative culture" of officials, which varied widely.

According to a presentation on the government's website, London wants a new agreement that would build on the standard idea of "adequacy" whereby the European Commission recognises the levels of protection provided by non-EU countries.

Dixons, the retailer behind Currys, has said that while 5. 8 million of the payment cards targeted were protected by chip and pin, around 105,000 non-EU cards without chip and pin protection were compromised.

Dixons shares were up 0. 6 percent at 1221 GMT, in line with a FTSE 100 index up 0. (Reporting by Noor Zainab Hussain and Muvija M in Bengaluru; Additional reporting by Sangameswaran S; Editing by Bernard Orr)

You may contact us at a later date if you experience any delays using our online payment services. We are experiencing unprecedented demand for our payment services as we approach the introduction of the GDPR, which is causing our online service to run more slowly than usual.It added: "While there is now evidence that some of this data may have left our systems, these records do not contain payment card or bank account details and there is no evidence that any fraud has resulted. We are continuing to keep the relevant authorities updated.

- ICO (@ICOnews) May 23, 2018 He said: "It is concerning that the burden and scale of the reforms have proven too much to handle for some of these businesses and there is now a real need for support among the small business community.

"Companies like Facebook made it easy for developers to scrape user data and to deploy it in other campaigns without their knowledge or consent," Damian Collins, chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, said in a statement.

"The new chief executive has started to take action, including realigning management and planning for significant additional investment into staff and the customer proposition, which we see as sensible," they said.

New: Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham welcomes the new Data Protection Act 2018 alongside the GDPR in her blog 'Beyond 2018 - data protection laws built to last' website pic.

The National Crime Agency said after the announcement in June that it is working with the National Cyber Security Centre, the Financial Conduct Authority and the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) to "understand what's happened".

Information Commissioner's Office. The social media giant faces a 500,000-pound ($663,000) fine for failing to protect the personal information of its subscribers following an investigation into the Cambridge Analytica data harvesting scandal by the U.

The bank, however, declined 90 percent of account requests from cryptocurrency companies and only accepts ICOs based onshore in Switzerland or Liechtenstein, it said. It banks around 160 crypto-enterprises or projects, of which 60 are in the process of setting up an ICO, the bank told Reuters.

It's about putting the consumer and citizen first". The ICO has reassured firms it will not rush to levy large fines the moment GDPR comes into force, with Information Commissioner Elizabeth Dunham writing this week that "although the ICO will be able to impose much larger fines - this law is not about fines.

This year's virtual currency sales from 537 coin offerings topped last year's total of $7. 0 billion, and included mammoth offerings from Telegram, a messaging service founded by Russia-born entrepreneurs Pavel and Nikolai Durov in 2013, and Block. one's EOS currency, the report said.

"In practice the ideal password is one that is a unique and random string of letters and numbers that can be randomly and securely generated. As demonstrated here, breaches often go undetected for months, so you never know when your account may have been exposed and your information vulnerable - password hygiene is not just for breaches.

"We are experiencing unprecedented demand for our payment services as we approach the introduction of the GDPR, which is causing our online service to run more slowly than usual," the regulator said in a tweet.

The prominent Brexit campaigner was due to appear alongside colleague Andy Wigmore before the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee on June 12 to answer questions about the use of targeted online advertising.

Last week, the ICO announced it proposed to bring criminal action against SCL Elections, and revealed that the total number of users to have had their data harvested now stood at an estimated 87 million.

- Cambridge Analytica (@CamAnalytica) May 2, 2018 Facebook banned Cambridge Analytica, a data analytics firm which worked on US President Donald Trump's election campaign and has been linked to Brexit, from using its platform in March, days before a whistleblower claimed the company had harvested and stored data about more than 50 million Facebook users without their permission.

In June, the company found then that 1. 9 million credit cards in one of the processing systems of its Currys PC World and Dixons Travel stores. It said then that an investigation had revealed there was an attempt, going back to July 2017, to compromise data on 5. 2 million records containing non-financial personal data, such as names, addresses or email addresses, had been accessed.

LONDON, May 23 (Reuters) - Britain wants to agree a special deal on data-sharing laws with the European Union after Brexit that would enable its own regulator to continue to play an important role in the region's decisions.

So think about whether you actually need to refresh consent before you send that email and don't forget to put in place mechanisms for people to withdraw their consent easily. "We've heard stories of email inboxes bursting with long emails from organisations asking people if they're still happy to hear from them.

We are going to be focused on businesses that deliberately, persistently or negligently misuse data. "The focus of our enforcement is not going to be on the high street butcher or the gardening business.In a statement in October 2016, Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said making company directors responsible would stop them "ducking away from fines by putting their company into liquidation", adding: "We are inundated with complaints from people who are left shaken and distressed by the intrusion on their daily lives.

July 31 (Reuters) - Some 10 million Dixons Carphone records containing personal data may have been accessed in a 2017 cyber attack, the British electronics and mobile phone retailer said on Tuesday, boosting an earlier estimate of 1.

It said an investigation, which started last week, indicated there was an attempt, going back to July last year, to compromise data on 5. 9 million credit cards in one of the processing systems of Currys PC World and Dixons Travel stores.

MEPs on the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs heard that the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) investigation covered potential criminal and civil breaches involving more than 30 organisations and dozens of individuals, including social media companies, data brokers, analytical firms, academic institutions and political parties and campaign groups.

LONDON, June 13 (Reuters) - British mobile phone and electricals retailer Dixons Carphone has become the victim of a major cyber attack for the second time in three years after discovering unauthorised access to its payment card data.

The company has promised to introduce reforms to its policies before local elections in Britain next year. and EU lawmakers over how the political consultancy obtained the personal data of 87 million Facebook users from a researcher. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has faced questioning by U.

Consumer rights champion Which? tweeted: "It's a good idea to be extra wary about any emails or phone calls you may receive related to the Dixons Carphone data breach. Unexpected events like this can be a magnet for scammers.

The new laws also strengthen the jurisdiction of EU regulators, with the regulation applying to all companies and data controllers who handle the data of EU citizens, regardless of where the company itself is based.

"This particular investigation was prompted by a concerned member of the public. We investigated the matter and uncovered the full extent of this activity which shows how important it is for people to report nuisance emails.

She said CPS South East has "completely reviewed" its systems and processes "to ensure that this situation cannot arise again", while a new digital system is being rolled out to allow the secure online transfer of material between the CPS and police.

"We are experiencing unprecedented demand for our payment services as we approach the introduction of the GDPR, which is causing our online service to run more slowly than usual," the regulator said in a tweet.

It has launched legal action in the US state and is seeking an injunction to prevent the university from destroying any data it holds. The Fair Vote Project claims that data was sent to the University of Mississippi and used in the Leave. EU referendum campaign.

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The United States remains a leading destination to host ICOs, with 56 token sales registered raising $1. 1 billion in the first five months of 2018, reinforced by "clear and firm regulatory requirements," the report said.

Last month, Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) said it was heading a criminal investigation into the hack, working with the National Cyber Security Centre, the Financial Conduct Authority and Britain's data protection regulator, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

The personal data of 500 million user accounts worldwide was compromised during the attack. The stolen data included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, passwords and encrypted security questions and answers.

NEW YORK, June 28 (Reuters) - Digital currency sales jumped to $13. 7 billion in the first five months of the year, nearly double the amount raised for the whole of 2017, according to a report released on Thursday by PwC's strategy and consulting division Strategy Editing by Mark Potter)

Dr Kogan, who has also worked at St Petersburg State University, denied handing Facebook data to any Russian entity, telling CNN: "I don't know what could have happened to the data once I handed it over to Cambridge Analytica so it is difficult for me to speculate.

Facebook's chief privacy officer, Erin Egan, said in a statement that the company is reviewing the ICO report and will respond soon. She added: "As we have said before, we should have done more to investigate claims about Cambridge Analytica and take action in 2015.

The statement went on: "The style of music that someone listens to has no bearing on whether someone is placed on the matrix. However, evidence that someone is glorifying gang violence in a music video posted on social media can be used as an intelligence source.

"This relates to emails concerning charitable fundraising that were sent to some of our customers in 2015/16.  There was no financial benefit to BT, and minimal impact on customers - in fact almost
five million emails elicited just one complaint.

It said then that an investigation had revealed there was an attempt, going back to July 2017, to compromise data on 5. 2 million records containing non-financial personal data, such as names, addresses or email addresses, had been accessed. In June, the company found then that 1. 9 million credit cards in one of the processing systems of its Currys PC World and Dixons Travel stores.

"Where you have an existing relationship with customers who have purchased goods or services from you, it may not be necessary to obtain fresh consent," deputy information commissioner Steve Wood said in a recent blog post.

"UK customers who purchased, or attempted to purchase, tickets between February and June 23 2018 may be affected as well as international customers who purchased, or attempted to purchase, tickets between September 2017 and June 23 2018.

GDPR will roll out at a sensitive time for large technology firms and interest in data privacy, following a number of scandals around how it is collected and used, including Facebook's Cambridge Analytica incident.

The Information Commissioner's Office is investigating the matter, but it was not immediately clear whether the breach would be subject to the stringent new data protection rules that came into effect last month.

Technology startups in the blockchain space around the world have raised funds by selling cryptocurrencies, or tokens directly to investors in initial coin offerings (ICOs), bypassing banks or venture capital firms as intermediaries.

9913 Swiss francs) (Additional reporting by John Revill in Zurich; Editing by Anna Willard and Mike Collett-White) Its findings will be presented to the federal government by the end of the year and will determine how the technology fits into existing Swiss laws and regulations.

A CPS spokeswoman said: "We accept the ICO's decision that we breached the Data Protection Act and last year contacted victims' families to explain what had happened and apologise. We also offered to meet families face-to-face.

The National Crime Agency said that it is working with the National Cyber Security Centre, the Financial Conduct Authority and the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) to "understand what's happened".

"That's included closing off the unauthorised access, adding new security measures and launching an immediate investigation, which has allowed us to build a fuller understanding of the incident that we're updating on today.

The United States is among countries that are increasing scrutiny of the sector. The risk of fraud and lack of transparency about who owns cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ether have made regulators around the world wary.

Currently only businesses are liable for fines of up to £500,000, and some directors try to avoid paying the penalty by declaring bankruptcy, only to open up again under a different name, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport said.