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Risk Digest: 8th July 2016

Risk Digest

Here’s your Risk Digest for the Week Ending 8th July 2016.


Information Security Financial Conduct

Euro 2016: Official App Exposes Personal Data

TechWeek Europe, 01/07/2016

The official mobile application for Euro 2016 is exposing users’ personal data to attackers, according to computer security experts, who found that the football tournament has led to a rise in security issues for fans.

‘Celebgate’ nudes hacker pleads guilty

BBC News, 04/07/2016

A US man has pleaded guilty to running a phishing campaign to steal private pictures and videos from film and TV stars.

UK Police Cause Thousands Of Data Breaches Since 2011

TechWeek Europe, 05/07/2016

Report finds police officers across UK regularly abuse positions of power to access personal data.

Police staff have caused more than 2,000 breaches of personal data since 2011, a data campaign group revealed today.

Malware hits millions of Android phones

BBC News, 08/07/2016

Up to 10 million Android smartphones have been infected by malware that generates fake clicks for adverts, say security researchers.

Food chain Wendy’s hit by massive hack

BBC News, 08/07/2016

Popular US food chain Wendy’s has been hit by a massive cyber attack, the company has confirmed.

EU-U.S. commercial data transfer pact clears final hurdle

Reuters, 08/07/2016

A commercial data transfer pact provisionally agreed by the EU executive and the United States in February received the green light from EU governments on Friday, the European Commission said, paving the way for it to come into effect next week.


Health & Safety Health & Safety

Premia Health is extending its recall to include Protein Active Shakes (including Diet Whey and Protein), Protein Active Paleo Bars and Premia Health Premia Whey Tubs

Food Standards Agency, 01/06/2016

These products contain one or more of the following allergens: soya and egg, which is not mentioned on the product labels. This means the products are a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to soya and/ or egg.

Standards in focus: What the world thinks of ISO 45001

Safety & Health Practitioner (SHP), 04/07/2016

This article was written prior to the announcement that publication of ISO45001, the new international occupational health and safety standard, may be delayed until June 2017.

Curious about what occupational health and safety standard ISO 45001 could mean for you or wondering what others in the profession are thinking? This survey’s findings gives an insight into the level of understanding of the new standard and the problems organisations can foresee in trying to implement it.

Pharma sector gets new ISO tool for drug identification

ISO, 23/06/2016

With hundreds of thousands of prescription drugs on the market, the pharmaceutical sector faces an increasingly complex and risky challenge. Rapid growth in the number of available medications may be contributing to increased uncertainties. That is where the new ISO IDMP (IDentification of Medicinal Products) series comes in.


Food  Food Safety

Hershey makes tempting but sticky takeover target

Reuters, 30/06/2016

Hershey is a tempting but sticky takeover target for Oreo maker Mondelez. The iconic $25 billion U.S. chocolatier has long belonged with Mondelez’s Cadbury business.

Food prices in ‘biggest fall’ for a year in June

BBC News, 06/07/2016

Food prices saw their biggest fall for over a year last month as prices continued to drop, a survey suggests.

New ISO standard to validate microorganism testing methods for the food industry

ISO, 21/06/2016

Action plan to boost England’s food waste recycling unveiled

The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), 07/07/2016

England’s first action plan designed to increase the quantity and quality of household and commercial food waste collected and recycled, is launched today at the ADBA Conference in Birmingham.


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Israel angered by Facebook hatred rules

BBC News, 04/07/2016

Government ministers in Israel have accused Facebook of failing to tackle “inciteful” posts against the country on the social network.


Environment flowers

HP pledges zero deforestation by 2020

businessGreen, 30/06/2016

IT giant also commits to using 40 per cent renewable energy by the end of the decade. Computing giant HP Inc has announced a goal to secure zero forestation status for its paper based products by 2020.

San Francisco Just Issued The Country’s Broadest Ban On Styrofoam

Huffpost Green, 30/06/2016

“This stuff is an environmental and public health pollutant, and we have to reduce its use.”

Here’s Proof We Can Solve Global Environmental Problems If We Try

Huffpost Green, 01/07/2016

“We can now be confident that the things we’ve done have put the planet on a path to heal,” one scientist says.

8 Facts About The Environment

Office For National Statistics, 05/07/2016

UK economic review: July 2016

Office for National Statistics, 06/07/2016

China top polluter Hebei province promises to clean up act

Reuters, 06/07/2016

Northern China’s Hebei, home to seven of the country’s 10 smoggiest cities, has pledged to double up its efforts to tackle hazardous pollution following an environment ministry report accusing the province of failing to rein in law-breaking industries.


Energy Energy law

Renewable energy: UK expected to miss 2020 targets

BBC News, 04/07/2016

The UK is almost certain to miss its EU 2020 targets for renewable energy, the National Grid has said.

ISO 50001 on energy management is under revision

ISO, 14/06/2016

Improving energy performance and reducing energy costs is one of the most important tasks that organizations throughout the world have to achieve. ISO 50001 on energy management can help organizations with this exercise.


Other News Infrastructure UK

‘Top universities to offer full degrees online in five years’

BBC News, 05/07/2016

Leading universities will offer fully accredited undergraduate courses online within five years, says the founder of a leading US online university network.

Has the LHC discovered a new particle?

BBC News, 05/07/2016

After its much heralded re-start last year, has the world’s biggest machine, the Large Hadron Collider, found a new particle?

France’s Sanofi partners U.S. Army to speed up Zika vaccine

Reuters, 06/07/2016

French drugmaker Sanofi said on Wednesday it had struck a research and development deal with the U.S. Army to speed up the development of a vaccine against the mosquito-borne Zika virus.



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