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Marriott Faces over £99m GDPR Fine

Marriott International (Marriott) faces a £99m fine or more for a data breach that took place in 2014 at the Starwood hotels group due to poor security practices. Marriott acquired Starwood in 2016 and, according to the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), did not undertake sufficient due diligence during the acquisition of the group. Further, […]

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British Airways Faces a £183m GDPR Fine

British Airways (BA) faces a £183m fine for a data breach that took place in June of last year, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced on Monday. It is the biggest penalty that any data protection authority has doled out yet, dwarfing the previous record of €50 million that France’s CNIL slapped on Google […]


GDPR Turns One

In a few weeks, the GDPR will crawl out of infancy to take its first shaky steps of toddlerdom. One year on, what does the GDPR have to say for itself? The Buzz For a dry piece of data protection law, the GDPR has generated an immense amount of chatter. In 2018, GDPR had 300,000 […]


What is the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)?

Sovy CEO John Popolizio and Privacy Architect Edward Percarpio recently presented for this (ISC)2 webinar on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). They looked at how the CCPA matches up against the other American privacy laws, as well as international legislation like the GDPR, PIPEDA, and the Brazilian LGPD. They also explored the CCPA’s impact […]

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Small Businesses Targeted By Hackers

Small and medium businesses with limited resources have become the number one target for hackers, according to the 2019 Identity Breach Report published by leading cybersecurity firm 4iQ. The far-reaching report identifies a 424% increase in attacks on small businesses, showing a new favourite target for hackers. As enterprise organisations focus on their cybersecurity, using […]