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August 31, 2023 15 mins
Tom Fox and Jonathan Armstrong, renowned expert in cyber security, co-host the award-winning Life with GDPR. In this episode, Tom and Jonathan discuss a troubling inadvertent data release by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI). The release occurred when a document containing sensitive information about PSNI employees was mistakenly uploaded to a public site, putting officers at risk. The document, inadvertently released based upon a valid FOIA request, wrongfully included the names, ranks, locations, and even surveillance and intelligence details from the Northern Ireland constabulary. This inadvertent release highlights how the bypassing of security checks the caused the breach, emphasizing the real-world impact of data breaches on individuals. Tom and Jonathan also discuss the use of spreadsheets in data breaches and express frustration with the lack of attention given to these incidents. Overall, the conversation stresses the importance of data protection and compliance, and the urgent need for improved measures to address this issue.  Key Takeaways: ·      Data release at PSNI ·      Data release implications ·      Regulator's Call for Improved Data Protection ·      Spreadsheets are evil  Resources For more information on the issues raised in this podcast, check out the Cordery Compliance, News Section. For more information on Cordery Compliance, go their website here. Also check out the GDPR Navigator, one of the top resources for GDPR Compliance by clicking here.  Connect with Tom Fox ●      LinkedIn Connect with Jonathan Armstrong ●      Twitter ●      LinkedIn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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