Little by little, big tech’s veneer of invincibility is starting to crack | John Harris

Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon are rattled. And two women, one on each side of the Atlantic, are leading the wayJust for a moment, let us pull our eyes away from Brexit and focus instead on two interwoven stories about how the world has gone wrong,…

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Major breach found in biometrics system used by banks, UK police and defence firms

Fingerprints, facial recognition and other personal information from Biostar 2 discovered on publicly accessible databaseThe fingerprints of over 1 million people, as well as facial recognition information, unencrypted usernames and passwords, and pers…

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It’s time for tighter regulation of how Facebook and Google use our data | Peter Lewis

Big tech’s power has reached a tipping point. Governments must set some ground rulesIn his trademark disingenuous response to the latest wave of massacres, Donald Trump has identified the internet as both the cause and, more insidiously, the solution t…

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Only big fines will change how the auditors audit

Splitting a firm’s audit and consulting functions has merit but only large penalties will affect proper change•Watchdog finds work of Patisserie Valerie auditor unacceptableThis time last year the Financial Reporting Council tried to read the riot act …

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Marriott to be fined nearly £100m over GDPR breach

ICO imposes fine after personal data of 339 million guests was stolen by hackersThe international hotel group Marriott is to be fined almost £100m by the Information Commissioner’s Office after hackers stole the records of 339 million guests.In Novembe…

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British Airways fine shows GDPR has given watchdogs teeth | Nils Pratley

The ICO is now a regulator to be feared – and tech giants should be warned by BA’s potential £183m hitBritish Airways is “surprised and disappointed” that it could be fined £183m by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for a data breach, says it…

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BA faces £183m fine over passenger data breach

ICO says personal data of 500,000 customers was stolen from website and mobile app British Airways is to be fined more than £183m by the Information Commissioner’s Office after hackers stole the personal data of half a million of the airline’s customer…

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