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October was a busy period for food product issues with eight recalls over the course of the month, as against a long-term average of about 35 per year (although it did hit 56 last year).  The products affected were: Patchwork Pate - fifteen varieties of pâté Milegate Ltd - Mystry Dried Pangash fish Kopparberg - [...]

Some 40,000 Tesco bank accounts have been frozen following online fraud attacks, with money taken from some 20,000 customers.  Social Media comments have been made since Saturday when the fraudulent activity was first spotted. A statement has been released by the Chief Executive, Benny Higgins, explaining why action has been taken to temporarily stop online [...]

The announcement yesterday that Merlin Entertainments had been fined £5m for the crash at Alton Towers last year in which 16 people were injured came as little surprise. What has been startling though is Merlin's dramatic fall from grace over the last 12 months. In the immediate aftermath of the incident, the operator was being [...]

BC Awareness: A recent BCI webinar

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Update on Delta Airlines IT Outage

We blogged last month about the IT outage at Delta Airlines which led to the suspension of flights across the US, Japan and Europe.  Although the actual IT outage only lasted for 5 hours, disruption to flights persisted for several days and, in a briefing to investors on Wednesday, Delta estimated the cost of the [...]

On Friday, the UK software firm Sage Group notified about 200 of its UK customers that sensitive information, including their employee bank account details and salary information, may have been affected by a data breach; the firm has also now reported the breach to the City of London Police.  More details about the causes of [...]

Thousands of air passengers around the world were left stranded last Monday after a power cut in Atlanta caused Delta to suspend flights across the US, Japan, Italy and the UK.  Flights resumed six hours later but more than 740 flights had been cancelled and delays persisted as the backlog of passengers was cleared.  Had it [...]

We blogged a year ago about Takata Airbags - The Mother of all Product Recalls; well the recall just got a whole lot bigger!  The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has now ordered the recall of a further 35-40 million airbags.  Takata has agreed to carry out the recall over the next three [...]

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) released its most recent annual report at the end of June, which showed a continued steep rise in the number of data protection incidents.  There were a total of 1954 self-reported data protection incidents in 2015/16, an increase of over 17% from the previous year.  The figures are even more [...]

There was an interesting postscript today to the story of the data breach at TalkTalk last October.  You will recall that the at first it was feared that personal details of all 4 million of the company's customers could have been compromised, although the breach ultimately turned out to be much less serious.  The company [...]