Non-U.S.

UK: Action taken after personal details found in waste bins

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has found Bellgrange Mortgages and Insurance Services Ltd in breach of the Data Protection Act after clients’ details were found in two large waste bins intended for the use of local residents. The organization, based in Stanmore, has signed an official Undertaking to improve data security. The material included...

AU: Go card controversy claims two call operators

Darren Cartwright reports: Two call centre operators have been stood down following an incident that cast doubts on the security of the Queensland government’s paperless ticket system, the go card. Acting Premier Paul Lucas said an investigation was under way to determine why a commuter’s go card was stripped of funds and transferred to...

Malaysians In Thai Credit Card Scam

D.Arul Rajoo reports: “Next time if you come here, please buy for us soap and tooth paste…it’s a luxury here,” the 32-year-old Yassin (not his real name) said. Just few months back he was riding high, buying expensive jewelry, branded electronic items and dining at some of the best places at Bangkok metropolitan. He...

8 jailed for personal data scam in S China

A man was sentenced to a year and a half behind bars in the country’s first-known case of violating the security of personal information on Sunday, local media reported Monday. Zhou Jianping, a resident of Zhuhai, Guangdong province, set up a private investigation company in the provincial capital Guangzhou two years ago and sold...