UK’s Carphone Warehouse Fined £400,000 for Data Breach

UK’s Carphone Warehouse Fined £400,000 for Data Breach

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has reportedly fined electronics retailer Carphone Warehouse 400,000 pounds ($539,400) for a data breach which exposed the personal data of approximately 3 million customers.

According to Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham, the Dixons Carphone-owned phone seller neglected to update its systems and perform routine testing, which was concerning since a company as well-established should have already covered all the rudimentary, commonplace measures required to prevent systemic failures.

Denham added that the amount was the largest fine that ICO has issued to date.

Source: Reuters

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