Category Archives: Data loss

Marriott data breach fine slashed to £18.4 million by UK regulator

Marriott International has been fined £18.4 million (US $23.8 million) for its failure to adequately protect the personal records 339 million guests. The fine, imposed by UK data regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), is a massive 81% less than the £99.2 million fine originally imposed upon the hotel group last year. Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Amazon fires employee for leaking customer data

Multiple Amazon customers have turned to social media to describe how they have received a notification from the online retail giant that their email addresses have been leaked to an unnamed third party. Emails sent by Amazon to customers admit that a rogue employee unlawfully passed on users' personal email details to a third-party, violating the company's rules Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.