UK Watchdog Slaps £250,000 Fine for Data Breach

UK Watchdog Slaps £250,000 Fine for Data Breach

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) last Tuesday handed Yahoo’s British subsidiary a fine of £250,000 ($334,000) for its 2014 data breach that affected around 500 million users.

James Dipple-Johnstone, ICO deputy commission of operations, said that Yahoo’s failings which they had identified in their report were not what they expected from a company that had enough opportunity to implement appropriate measures which could have prevented the breach of UK citizens’ data.

The investigators concluded that Yahoo’s breach violated a provision of the U.K. Data Protection Act 1998. Yahoo’s parent company, Oath, has yet to issue a comment on the regulatory action.

Source: Washington Times

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