01 August 2018

This year in June, Dixons Carphone announced that a major data breach had occurred, estimating that 1.2 million customers were affected by the hack. This number has now risen to 10 million customers’ who may have had their personal information hacked, including their names, addresses, and email addresses. Dixons…

31 July 2018

One year after the Supreme Court ruled Employment Tribunal fees unlawful, thousands of claimants are still awaiting outstanding fees for their Employment Tribunal claims. This is a major issue, as the Ministry of Justice announced that these claims are on the rise with 9,252 claimants filing complaints against their…

17 May 2018

In March, the French data protection authority (‘CNIL’) announced it had issued a formal notice to DIRECT ENERGIE, Société Anonyme, for failing to obtain consent for the collection of customer usage data from its Linky smart meters. CNIL ordered that Direct Energie were to collect valid consent within three months…

30 March 2018

The latest big-name company to fall victim to a data hack is smartphone workout app MyFitnessPal, who revealed it became aware of a massive data hack in February. Amongst the stolen data was user names, encrypted passwords and email addresses of at least 150m app users. The app’s owner, Under…

24 July 2017

According to a recent YouGov poll, almost 2/3rds of UK businesses are unaware of the sanctions they could face after next year's GDPR comes into place, with fines of up to €20m for the the biggest companies. A startling 62% of businesses surveyed had not even heard of the GDPR…

05 June 2017

What must Directors do to tackle the emerging threats of cyber attacks and regulatory burdens?   First of all, look at the company’s Business Continuity Plans and insurance coverage.   Business continuity is affected when hit by Denial-of-service attack (DDoS) against insecure internet-connected devices such as IoT(the internet of things…

01 June 2017

If, like me, you think that paying more will guarantee greater safety then you may well be right. I put an emphasis on may. Because cyber coverage is still largely unknown by consumers and difficult to place by underwriters. If, as a business, you do not know how to identify…

01 June 2017

DDoS Attack In mid-January, Lloyds Bank came under attack after their websites were overwhelmed with millions of requests in a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack preventing customers from being able to access their accounts for three days. This prompted a response from the National Cyber Security Centre who were…

07 November 2016

  If economic uncertainty following the Brexit vote created a nest for cyber-fraud, then Thursday’s High Court decision requiring Parliament approval to trigger Article 50 – and thus creating further uncertainty – only enhances the breeding ground. According to forensic experts, fraudsters concoct scenarios which convince senior managers and owners…

09 May 2016

Last week (4 May 2016), the final draft was finally published for the EU General Data Protection Regulations. Whilst the full 88 pages of the regulation can be found here http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/reform/files/regulation_oj_en.pdf , Aaron Pearson, Director and Solicitor, picks out the most important bits: Every organisation, both within and outside the…

11 March 2016

Aaron Pearson, Director and Solicitor at Three Graces Legal, looks at the ongoing data encryption row in the U.S. As we hurtle through the first quarter of 2016, and ever closer to the EU General Data Protection Regulations, we still find ourselves in a state of confusion as to what…

11 March 2016

How proactive are you at managing threats to your business? Perhaps you do not have the time, knowledge or personnel to implement all factors that influence their risk profile. Or, perhaps you don’t pay enough attention to what you have learned from these previous events? BUT – reducing risk SHOULD…


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