Risk Digest: Dixon’s Carphone Data Breach is Larger Than First Thought

Latest news on Dixons Carphone Data Breach, how businesses can tackle heatwaves, how you could get paid to eat Nutella and more!

Information Security

“Dixons Carphone has admitted that its damaging data breach of customer records is larger than first thought.” Read the full article here.


“The UK government has pledged £100m to drive digital transformation in the police force, helping it tackle cybercrime and improve its controversial use of biometrics.” Read the full article here.

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Health & Safety

“How businesses can ‘beat the heat’ during heatwaves. Sarah Valentine, from Eversheds Sutherland, explains.” Read the full article here.


“Here are the seven most viewed health and safety fine stories on SHP over the past month.” Read the full article here.


“The government has been urged to speed up the publication of its guidance for a ‘no deal’ Brexit, after a survey of 800 businesses by the Institute of Directors found that fewer than a third of them have carried out any Brexit contingency planning.” Read the full article here.


“The Guild of Fine Food’s annual Great Taste award winners 2018 were released this week. Described as the “epicurean equivalent of the Man Booker prize”, the presence of a distinctive black and gold Great Taste logo in your pantry or fridge is an almost certain indicator that your tastebuds are in for a treat.” Read the full article here.


“The Environment Secretary has today announced that the Payment by Results (PBR) project will be the first agri-environment scheme directly funded by the UK.” Read the full article here.


“A UK government report concluding that shale gas extraction increases air pollution was left unpublished for three years and only released four days after ministers approved fracking in Lancashire, it has emerged.” Read the full article here.


“Bristol City Council is to replace part of its fleet with electric vehicles (EVs) and install charging points.” Read the full article here.


“More than 5,500 churches including some of the UK’s most famous cathedrals have converted to renewable power to help tackle climate change.” Read the full article here.


“The number of days taken off due to illness in the UK is at a record low – but it could be a sign of economic weakness rather than strength” Read the full article here.


“Employee wellness is all about ensuring staff are happy and healthy in and out of work. Mental health-related presenteeism costs employers up to three times the cost of mental health-related absence so it’s more important than ever for businesses to take action and take greater responsibility for the wellbeing of employees” Read the full article here.


“Apple has won the race to become the first US-listed company ever to be valued at a trillion dollars, beating competition from Amazon, Alphabet and Microsoft.” Read the full article here.


“Amazon’s former Alexa smart home boss, Charlie Kindel, is joining home automation specialists Control4. Kindel spent five years at Amazon and was instrumental in creating the Alexa and Echo Smart Home features along with the “Works with Alexa” program.” Read the full article here.


“The possibility of a no-deal Brexit is “uncomfortably high” and “highly undesirable”, Bank of England governor Mark Carney has told the BBC.” Read the full article here.


“Should Britain leave the EU club next March, the only party in town will be thrown by Bannon’s Brexiteers, who will be popping champagne corks to celebrate the recalibration of Britain as a deregulated tax haven on European shores.” Read the full article here.

The Lighter Side     

“These hilarious images show how a crafty bull elephant raised itself up on its hind legs to reach food usually exclusive to giraffes.” Read the full article here.


“Eating chocolate all day and getting paid for it sounds like the dream, right? Well – rejoice chocolate lovers because Nutella is looking for taste testers to help formulate its delicious hazelnutty spread.” Read the full article here.


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