This weeks’ Data Roundup covers; anonymous browsing data exposed, healthcare digital revolution, Data Protection Bill, UK Charities data breach and Moneysupermarket fine.
Anonymous browsing data can be easily exposed
A journalist and a data scientist secured data from three million users easily by creating a fake marketing company, and were able to de-anonymise many users [The Guardian].
How data analytics can revolutionise healthcare
Investing in analytics software to contextualise raw data is crucial for businesses in today’s open economy, especially those in healthcare [The Telegraph].
Coming soon to a Parliament near you – UK's Data Protection Bill
The UK's new legislation on data protection is to get its first airing in Parliament next month, the government has said.
The Data Protection Bill, announced in the Queen's Speech at the end of June, will replace existing data protection legislation on both corporate data and data processing by law enforcement agencies [The Register].
UK charities fined for data law breaches
Eleven charities have been fined by the UK's data watchdog for misusing information about millions of past donors to seek further funds.
Those fined include Oxfam, Cancer Research UK, The Royal British Legion and Battersea Dogs' and Cats' Home [BBC].
Moneysupermarket.com fined £80,000 by the ICO
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Moneysupermarket.com £80,000 for sending emails to customers who had previously opted out of receiving direct marketing emails.
Monysupermarket.com confirmed to the regulator that it sent 7.1m emails and of those 6.7m had been received [Insurance Age].