Reply to post: Re: ICO hints that GDPR appears to be optional

The Six Million Dollar Scam: London cops probe Travelex cyber-ransacking amid reports of £m ransomware demand, wide-open VPN server holes

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Re: ICO hints that GDPR appears to be optional

The decision whether to report or not has always sat with the company, which is why you see so many public sector organisations reporting themselves - particularly the NHS as it's (regardless of the bad press it constantly gets) run by ethically minded middle-managers who just want honest governance.

They also know that reporting to the ICO can help them get funds from senior managers to plug gaps generating these problems, it's a lever.

Travelex doesn't have to report, although the fact they haven't flipped back to backups shows that loss of data is absolutely guaranteed if they did so now the ICO is very interested and will query the decision not to.

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