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Luxottica suffers cyber attack disrupting operations

Luxottica, the Italian eyewear conglomerate and the world’s largest company in the eyewear industry, best known for its brands Ray-Ban, Persol and Oakley, has suffered a cyber-attack that disrupted its operations in Italy and China. Find out more here.

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Investigation into Google, Apple, and Dropbox cloud services

The Italian Competition Authority has started an investigation into Google, Apple and Dropbox in relation to their cloud computing services for potentially unfair commercial practices, as well as in relation to the presence of unfair clauses in contractual terms. Find out more here.

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Talking is not covered by data protection laws

In the UK the High Court ruled that talking is not covered by data protection laws. They said that oral disclosures (in this case provided during a telephone call) do not constitute ‘data’ and consequently do not fall within the scope of the GDPR. Read more here.

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Sport & cyber security

The NCSC releases new report that reveals 70% of sports institutions in the UK have suffered a cyber attack. Read more here.

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Government’s test and trace scheme is unlawful

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has conceded the initiative to trace contacts of people infected with Covid-19 was launched without carrying out a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) – an assessment of its impact on privacy. Read more here.

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Record Subject Access Request fine

The Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) has fined an organisation, BKR, €830,000 for charging fees and discouraging individuals who wanted to access their personal data. Read more here.

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The DPC issues €75,000 fine

The DPC (the Irish equivalent of the ICO) has fined ‘Tusla’, Ireland’s child and family agency, €75,000. Read more here.

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Online advertising, mobile phones and privacy

Apple has just announced that when iOS 14 is launch it will require advertisers (and others, such as app developers) who want access a user’s IDFA (‘ID For Advertisers’) to obtain opt-in consent. Read more here.

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ThinkMarble becomes norm.

LONDON, DECEMBER 10th 2019

ThinkMarble Limited has rebranded as ‘norm’ – offering ‘reassuringly dull Cyber Security’ in a move to demystify the market.

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One YMCA appoints norm.

LONDON, DECEMBER 10th 2019

Following a rigorous evaluation process One YMCA has selected norm’s specialist Data Protection as a Service solution.

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The House of Garrard appoints norm.

LONDON, DECEMBER 10th 2019

NormCyber Limited has been appointed specialist Data Protection as a Service (DPaaS) provider to the iconic jewellers Garrard & Co.

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David Perez appointed as new CEO

Thursday 10th October 2019 ThinkMarble Limited is pleased to announce that it is making a leadership change to underpin its exciting growth plans. David Perez has joined the UK based Cyber-Security-as-a-Service (CSaaS) business as CEO and replaces Andy Miles who is the Founder and now former CEO of the business. Andy will remain heavily involved…

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ThinkMarble service available on G-Cloud 11

LONDON, JULY 2nd 2019

ThinkMarble, the world-class, component-level, end-to-end, Cyber Security Operator, today announced its services are now available to public-sector bodies via the latest Crown Commercial Service (CCS) framework, G-Cloud 11.

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Wright joins ThinkMarble in new Operations role

LONDON, UK – Monday 21st January 2019Think Marble is pleased to announce that, as part of its growth strategy, it has appointed Demyon Wright to the new role of Operations Director within the business. Demyon joins ThinkMarble with nearly 15 years of experience as a Head of Service Management in the industry and an impressive…

Appointing NormCyber as our virtual DPO has given Ferrero the best of both worlds – access to data protection experts who understand what we stand for as a business, without the hefty overheads usually associated with appointing an in-house DPO.

Harpreet Thandi
Regional Counsel, UK & Ireland, Ferrero

We were looking for a virtual DPO service that offered all of the benefits of a fully qualified data protection lawyer, without the overheads of an in-house hire. The DPaaS solution from norm. has been invaluable in helping us to ensure we respect the integrity of our customers’ personal information, while using it to continue to deliver differentiated products and services which support our growing customer base.

Mike Whitfield, Compliance Manager
Marmalade

CSaaS allows me to step away from multi-vendor management as the Security Operations Centre coordinates all of the technology for me.

David Vincent, CTO
Perpetuum

We were in the market for an independent Data Protection Officer service that was well versed with both UK and EU regulators. We’re thrilled to have acquired this service knowing that an expert is available 24/7.

Suzanne McCabe, Head of Project Management
James Hambro & Partners

Norm’s penetration testing layer, along with the suite of CSaaS modules has enabled MA to exceed all its audit requirements for its major clients.

Rob Elisha, ICT and CRM Manager
Montreal Associates

The speed of your Data Protection Officer’s response was very impressive – it was far quicker than I would have expected even from an in-house DPO

Will Blake, Director of Technology and Analytics
CRU Group