TalkTalk: Fine should be a wakeup call to businesses by Anthony Daly - Cyber Security Consultant TalkTalk’s fine of £400,000 from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has come as a surprise to no-one within the cyber security field. The ICO report will be digested with some unease by TalkTalk due to the strong language that is contained within the report. Extracts including ‘TalkTalk’s failure to implement the most basic cyber security measures’ and ‘TalkTalk should and could have done more to safeguard its customer information’, do not do much to restore faith in an organisation that has suffered multiple high profile data breaches in the past few years. However, it could have been a lot worse for TalkTalk. Under the proposed European Union General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), which are due to come into force by May 2018, TalkTalk would not have been hit with a £400,000 fine. Under....
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