“The Morning Briefing” is SmartPlanet’s daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we’re reading about data protection in different industries.
1.) All banks now under spotlight after AIB customer blunder. Irish banks are to be closely monitored by the Data Protection Commissioner after it found AIB had committed a serious data protection breach.
2.) Protecting and recovering business-critical information in the Big Data era. Protection of data, especially ‘Big Data,’ seems to be affecting every large organisation globally. According to the latest figures from IDC, businesses are having to deal with 50 percent more data year-on-year.
3.) ICO increases the number of fines handed out over Data Protection breaches. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has revealed a jump in the number of penalties handed out for organisations in breach of the Data Protection Act.
4.) Google to pay $22.5 million fine over privacy practices. Google will pay a historic fine to settle U.S. government charges that it violated privacy laws when it tracked users of Apple’s Safair browser via cookies.
5.) More than half of employees fail to protect their data. A ComRes poll revealed that while 71 percent of employees have been able to see or read what someone is working on over their shoulder, 53 percent do not always take precautions to protect consumer’s private, confidential and sensitive information.
Bonus: Health Care IT: Securing health care information: 10 ways to defend against data breaches
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