Which? discovered various online banking security issues that could allow fraudsters to pull off successful scams, and noted banks could do more to protect customers from potential fraud.
UK law enforcement has shared over half a million compromised passwords found in cloud storage with Have I Been Pwned. The headline item is that over one-third of these passwords (about 225 million) have not been logged before.
After an apparent refusal to pay a ransom demand, Russian hackers have leaked a sampling of 13 million records of UK police data to the dark web in retaliation. The records were stolen from a police contractor.
Issuing GDPR fines is just the first step of the process; at some point they have to be collected, and the UK ICO is struggling to do that with only a 26% success rate.
The use of smart doorbells may be facing new restrictions in the UK, due to a recent court ruling that found an Amazon Ring doorbell pointed at a neighbor's property constituted an invasion of privacy.
UK Home Secretary is offering grants of up to $117,000 to firms that can figure out how to bypass the end-to-end encryption used by the Facebook and WhatsApp messaging systems.
Outgoing UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has suggested a shift in focus from individual cookie popups at each website to regulation of browsers and devices as the source of expressing user tracking preferences.
The UK is now firming up what its data handling and privacy rules will look like post-Brexit. The lead item is an announcement of partnerships with countries that have lost "trusted partner" status in the EU, most notably the United States.
A recent decision by the European Commission has granted the UK the "adequacy" status needed for international data transfers to be considered legal under the terms of the GDPR.
GCHQ is being taken to task for a mass surveillance program first revealed by the Snowden leak, marking the first ruling against the UK government of this nature.