Estate Agency fined for data breach

22nd July 2019

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined a London estate agency £80,000 for leaving 18,610 customers’ personal data exposed for nearly two years. The breach occurred when Life at Parliament View Ltd transferred personal data from its server to a partner organisation and failed to switch off an ‘anonymous authentication’ function. This failure meant anyone […]

Traveller Movement: Navigating the social services system

Ben Hoare Bell LLP is pleased to support the Traveller Movement, a national charity that promotes inclusion and community engagement with Gypsies, Roma and Travellers. Partner Cris McCurley was recently involved in producing a film with the Traveller Movement. The film seeks to encourage members of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities to engage with social […]

Charity Data Breach Blunder

19th July 2019

Confidential data of employees working at charity, Independent Age, has been accidentally disclosed to a former worker. The data breach occurred when the charity responded to a former employee’s subject access request. Independent Age says that the security breach compromised personal data, including bank information, account numbers, sort codes, pension contributions and wages details of almost all […]

Former Cleveland police officer convicted of multiple sex offences

15th July 2019

David Waller, formerly of Cleveland Police, was last week convicted of 10 charges including rape, sexual activity with a child, and misconduct in a public office, between 2004 and 2016. He had committed some of the offences while serving as an officer with Cleveland Police from 2006 to 2010. He denied the allegations but was […]