As, we covered yesterday about the data hack which one of the largest grocery stores in America, Kroger faced. In this regard, further the European Union decision allows the United Kingdom to handle the personal data of Europeans.
While, EU officials have given the UK a blanket arrangement that will allow companies to continue transferring personal data between jurisdictions, pending approval from the bloc’s 27 member states and privacy regulators, according to a Katherine Staub report from WSJ Pro.
Considered appropriate: UK officials have sought a so-called data sufficiency decision from the European Union to enable easy data transfers after the country left the bloc last year. So far, the European Union has only approved 12 other such arrangements, with countries such as Canada, Japan and New Zealand, saying their privacy laws are strong enough to protect Europeans’ data. Without adequate resolution, companies must use alternative legal methods of data transfer, such as contracts that have been previously approved by the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm. Privacy attorneys say this path adds time and costs to business decisions.
While, the efficiency “is a lot less work”, said Stephen Hunt, chief data protection officer at UK-based accounting software company Sage Group PLC. Another victim of Accellion: Grocery chain Kroger Co. On Friday, personal information about the pharmacy and clinic customers inside the store was revealed when a file transfer tool from a tech vendor was hacked in December. Some employee records were hacked, Krueger said, adding that grocery store data and systems were not affected. Kroger said it had “discontinued use of Accellion’s services,” and is continuing to investigate to understand the scope of the violation. The company notifies clients and employees.
Furthermore, other organizations that have fallen into the Accellion Ring include: Ransomware strike: An attack on automated money transfer services, which process payments and verify addresses, has resulted in data breaches in California and Washington. The California Department of Motor Vehicles said the last 20 months of vehicle registration records, but not driver’s license data, are at risk. The department stopped using the service and contacted the FBI. Several cities in Washington have also revealed incident-related violations of automatic money transfer services, including Seattle, Redmond, Monroe and Kirkland. So, what are your thoughts on it? Let us know in the comment section below!