British Abortion Provider Penalized For Data Theft

Law360, New York (March 11, 2014, 5:23 PM EDT) -- The U.K. privacy enforcer cracked the country’s largest abortion provider with a £200,000 ($330,000) fine on Friday surrounding data security lapses that allowed a now-imprisoned hacker to tap personal information on 9,900 prospective clients that the provider had failed to encrypt or expunge.

The U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office found “serious” violations of the country’s Data Protection Act leading up to a March 2012 cyberattack by a self-proclaimed member of the hacking group Anonymous that exposed a database of information on individuals who had requested consultations regarding...
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