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Yahoo Hit With £250K Fine Over 2014 Data Breach

Law360 (June 12, 2018, 5:31 PM EDT) -- Britain's data protection watchdog said Tuesday that it has fined Yahoo £250,000 ($334,000) for security lapses that were exploited in a 2014 data breach that exposed the personal data of around 500 million account holders worldwide, days after Yahoo's lead European regulator said the internet company flouted EU law in how it handled the episode.

The UK's Information Commissioner’s Office said it focused its investigation on the 515,121 UK accounts that Yahoo's UK subsidiary, Yahoo! UK Services Limited, was legally responsible for. The ICO found that Yahoo, most...
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