Dean Armstrong QC, expert in cyber law and data regulation spoke to the BBC this week about a massive hack on taxi app Uber.
Quoted across national and specialist media, Dean explained how Uber had played a “risky game” in delaying coming clean to regulators about the hack, and in paying the hackers to keep quiet and delete the stolen data.
As he explains, “This will result in more attempts from criminals to steal personal data from organisations. In the UK and EU there has been a huge shift in thinking towards this issue and in May 2018 new regulations come into force that would see such behaviour heavily punished.”
Explore Dean’s insights into the Uber hack, and the implications of changes to data-protection regulation for organisations:
- BBC News Online – UK regulator has ‘huge concerns’ over Uber breach
- Infosecurity Magazine – Uber Shock: Firm Hid Breach of 57 Million Users
- SC Magazine– Uber’s delayed breach notification would run afoul of GDPR
Read Dean’s blog, ‘Five myths of GDPR’ – a topic he will be exploring at the UK Security Expo on 29-30 November at Olympia, London. You can also visit Dean at the show, at stand D85 for insight on the realities of the new law, and the severe repercussions non-compliance will have on organisations of all types, and all sizes.
Free registration is still open. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to unpick GDPR with one of the UK’s leading authorities on the issue.