UK Data Breaches: ICO Reviewing Impact Of Monetary Penalties, Threatens "Contempt Of Court" Charges.

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is investigating the effects of monetary penalties on organizations that breach the Data Protection Act (DPA).  With the ability to fine up to £500,000, the monetary penalty is a formidable way DPA enforcement tool: not only does the fear of a large fine prompt action, it spreads the news […] read more

Data Breach Costs: Maricopa County Community College District Ups Its Breach-Related Costs Again.

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is making the news again… for the same data breach (yet again).  The site azcentral.com is reporting that MCCCD’s costs related to last year’s data breach has gone up yet once more, by another $2.3 million.  The college district has spent nearly $20 million since the data breach was […] read more