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Estate Agent Fined £80K

Tagged with GDPR HELP, GDPR ADVICE, GDPR, DATA BREACH
by Adam Brogden
in Blog

25-Jul-2019 11:06

The ICO has recently fined an estate agent £80K for a serious data breach involving the data of over 18K customers. This is a significant fine and potentially fatal for many small companies. The breach was simply down to a setting on the server which gave access to all the records to anyone that happened to take a look. This is a small error but resulted in the loss of sensitive financial data and potential risk to the data subjects. The exposed details included personal data such as bank statements, salary details, copies of passports, dates of birth and addresses of both tenants and landlords.

The moral of this story is to check, test, and re-test your IT services - make sure you have completed vulnerability tests and other cyber checks. For more info, take a look at our blogs:

https://optindigo.com/blog-have-you-been-hacked

https://optindigo.com/blog-vulnerability-testing

For more info on cyber security take a look at: https://optindigo.com/whichsecurity or call us any time for help and advice.

Click here to see the full ICO article.

Good luck all.