Operations

4/6/2017
10:26 AM
50%
50%

11 UK Charities Punished for Violating Data Privacy Law

Organizations fined between GB pound 6,000 and GB pound 18,000 by UK's Information Commissioner's Office.

The United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has imposed fines between £6,000 and £18,000 on 11 charities in the country for misuse of personal data of donors, BBC News reports. The ICO is looking at this as very serious breaches of the country’s Data Protection Act.

"[People] will be upset to learn the way their personal information has been analyzed and shared by charities they trusted with their details and their donations," said Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham.

Charities fined include The International Fund for Animal Welfare, Oxfam, Cancer Research UK, The Royal British Legion and Battersea Dogs' and Cats' Home.

The ICO alleges these organizations secretly collected data on donors from other sources, ranked them by their wealth, attempted to track down past donors, and shared information with other charities without permission.

"We are working with the charities concerned, the Information Commissioner, and the Fundraising Regulator to ensure that any necessary remedial action is taken," said David Holdsworth of the Charity Commission for England and Wales.

Read full story on BBC News.

Dark Reading's Quick Hits delivers a brief synopsis and summary of the significance of breaking news events. For more information from the original source of the news item, please follow the link provided in this article. View Full Bio

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Russia Hacked Clinton's Computers Five Hours After Trump's Call
Robert Lemos, Technology Journalist/Data Researcher,  4/19/2019
Tips for the Aftermath of a Cyberattack
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  4/17/2019
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
5 Emerging Cyber Threats to Watch for in 2019
Online attackers are constantly developing new, innovative ways to break into the enterprise. This Dark Reading Tech Digest gives an in-depth look at five emerging attack trends and exploits your security team should look out for, along with helpful recommendations on how you can prevent your organization from falling victim.
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2019-11378
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-20
An issue was discovered in ProjectSend r1053. upload-process-form.php allows finished_files[]=../ directory traversal. It is possible for users to read arbitrary files and (potentially) access the supporting database, delete arbitrary files, access user passwords, or run arbitrary code.
CVE-2019-11372
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-20
An out-of-bounds read in MediaInfoLib::File__Tags_Helper::Synched_Test in Tag/File__Tags.cpp in MediaInfoLib in MediaArea MediaInfo 18.12 leads to a crash.
CVE-2019-11373
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-20
An out-of-bounds read in File__Analyze::Get_L8 in File__Analyze_Buffer.cpp in MediaInfoLib in MediaArea MediaInfo 18.12 leads to a crash.
CVE-2019-11374
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-20
74CMS v5.0.1 has a CSRF vulnerability to add a new admin user via the index.php?m=Admin&c=admin&a=add URI.
CVE-2019-11375
PUBLISHED: 2019-04-20
Msvod v10 has a CSRF vulnerability to change user information via the admin/member/edit.html URI.