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September 28, 2018
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Bupa fined £175,000 for systemic data protection failures

Bupa Insurance Services Limited (Bupa) has been fined £175,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for failing to have effective security measures in place to protect customers’ personal information.

Between 6 January and 11 March 2017, a Bupa employee was able to extract the personal information of 547,000 Bupa Global customers and offer it for sale on the dark web.

The employee accessed the information via Bupa’s customer relationship management system, known as SWAN. The system holds customer records relating to 1.5 million people.

The employee sent bulk data reports to his personal email account. The compromised information, which included names, dates of birth, email addresses and nationality, was later offered for sale on the dark web.

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September 24, 2018
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Revised criminal background check procedures adopted by Rooms to Go

Furniture Retailer Rooms to Go are keen to comply with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and not racially discriminate, have removed any blanket restrictions on recruiting those with a criminal conviction, allowing for an individualised assessment instead, and only later in the hiring process, so that qualifications are considered first.

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September 10, 2018
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GDPR and UK DPA's affect on criminal convictions checks

UK businesses have been advised to look again at their policies for carrying out background checks on employees and job applicants in light of GDPR regulations.

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