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Europe Data Protection Digest | TalkTalk data breach victims considering legal action Related reading: Sens. introduce biometric information privacy bill

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After the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office fined TalkTalk 100,000 GBP for failing to protect customer data related to a 2014 data breach, victims of the incident are moving toward filing lawsuits against the company, the Guardian reports. TalkTalk denied responsibility for the fraud victims who allegedly suffered following the breach, stating the customers were caught in schemes similar to other frauds committed around the U.K. Lawyers for the victims were waiting for the ICO ruling before taking legal action. “We welcome the ICO’s recognition of TalkTalk’s failure to protect its customers’ information, leaving them at huge risk of being targeted by fraudsters,” Leigh Day Solicitor Sean Humber said. “Customers of all companies, particularly those that hold large amounts of data online, should be able to trust that their personal and private information is safe.”
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