900,000 Virgin Media customers affected by data breach
Virgin Media has apologised after a database containing personal details of 900,000 customers was accessed without permission due to being "incorrectly configured"
6 March 2020
British Airways set to be fined £183m over data breach
British Airways is facing a fine of £183.39 million after a data breach last year
8 July 2019
Pension cold-calling to be banned from January
Pension cold-calling will be banned from Wed 9 Jan, in a bid to tackle pension scams
20 December 2018
BT fined for sending nearly five million spam emails
BT has been fined £77,000 by the information watchdog after it sent nearly five million nuisance emails to customers
21 June 2018
MoneySupermarket fined for emailing customers who'd asked not to be contacted
Comparison site MoneySupermarket has been fined £80,000 after emailing customers who had opted out of marketing
20 July 2017
Watchdog to contact 1,000 firms over nuisance calls concerns
The Information Commissioner's Office wants to ensure firms that buy and sell people's data are acting lawfully
23 November 2015
Carphone Warehouse customer? Protect yourself after data breach
Carphone Warehouse customers are encouraged to alert their bank about a potential data breach as soon as possible
10 August 2015
Investigation launched into claims that pensions data is being sold to criminals
An investigation has been launched into claims that millions of people's pension pot details are being sold to criminals
30 March 2015
Government to get tough on companies making nuisance calls
Firms plaguing people with nuisance calls and texts face a Government clampdown as new laws take effect from 6 April
25 February 2015
Travel insurer Staysure hit by data breach: Check your card statement now
Nearly 100,000 customers with Staysure travel insurance policies have had data, including card details stolen
6 January 2014
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