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TalkTalk Handed Record Fine for Data Breach

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Oct
2016
TalkTalk Handed Record Fine for Data Breach

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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in the U.K. has handed a record fine to telecoms company TalkTalk for the data breach suffered in October 2015.

The ICO, whose investigation focused on TalkTalk’s compliance with the United Kingdom’s Data Protection Act, decided to issue a £400,000 ($510,000) fine after concluding that the company failed to properly protect customers’ personal data. The agency believes the attack could have been prevented had TalkTalk implemented basic security measures.

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