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Infosecurity magazine: 'Websites Continue to Collect PII Data Insecurely'

Posted on 10 May 2019. Source: Infosecurity magazine

Jon Baines, Data Protection Advisor in the Litigation Group, has been quoted in Infosecurity magazine, a publication 'dedicated to the strategy, insight and technology of information security'.

The article addresses research by RiskQ which suggests that, despite a slight increase in security compliance since GDPR came into force, websites continue to collect personally identifiable information (PII) insecurely:

According to the research by RiskIQ across 48,949 active financial services organization websites, of 4512 sites capturing PII through data entry points accessible by site visitors, 11.5% of these sites (522 sites) are capturing PII insecurely.
 

Jon said: “The results certainly point to failures to comply with the security principle of GDPR, the extent to which these are serious failings, of the kind which might warrant regulatory action, will depend on the individual facts of the cases.”

Read the full article here.  

 

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