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Marriott Hotels fined £18.4m for data breach that hit millions

The UK's data privacy watchdog has fined the Marriott Hotels chain £18.4m for a major data breach that may have affected up to 339 million guests.

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EU investigates Instagram over handling of children's data

Instagram is being investigated by Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) over its handling of children's personal data on the platform.

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British Airways fined £20m over data breach

British Airways has been fined £20m ($26m) by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) for a data breach which affected more than 400,000 customers.

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HMRC urges universities to warn new students of tax scams danger

HMRC has written to universities, through Universities UK, asking them to help ensure their students know how to spot a scam.

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London's Hackney Borough Council hit by hack attack

London's Hackney Council says it has been hit by "a serious cyber-attack" which is affecting its IT systems.

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Privacy watchdog to probe Klarna after email backlash

The Information Commissioner's Office said it will make enquiries into Klarna after scores of angry people questioned why it had their details despite never doing business with the payments firm.

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Wisepay: School payments service hit by cyber-attack

Parents who made payments to UK schools in recent days via the Wisepay service have been warned their card details have been compromised.

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Grindr accounts could be easily hacked with email address

A hack on Grindr allowed anyone with the email address linked to a valid account to reset the user's password and take over their profile.

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