Data breaches reported to ICO pass 1,000th milestone

Since starting to record the voluntary notifications it receives, the Information Commissioner’s Office has now seen details of 1,007 examples of data breaches involving personal data.

NHS has been the largest culprit, responsible for 305 breaches, closely followed by private companies with 288. Further back, local government reported 132 and other government bodies 130, whereas central government was only guilty of 81 data losses. The third sector reported 44 incidents. David Smith, deputy commissioner, says: “We all know that mistakes can happen, but that human error is behind a high proportion of security breaches”. Shop Direct builds web data warehouse Home shopping business Shop Direct is capturing online visitor behaviour and loading it into a customer data warehouse to enable near-real time communications. It is deploying Speed-Trap to gain customer insights using its integrated web intelligence tool. These will be loaded into an enterprise data warehouse from Teradata to be combined with existing customer data. “Integrating detailed data from every customer interaction channel is vital to shaping more relevant and timely crosschannel customer experiences and driving revenue

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