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Risk Digest: One of the Largest Data Breach Confirmed by US Sportswear Brand

A data breach has led to the theft of personal details of around 150 million users, the UK has been voted as the third best tech market in the world, how art can improve wellbeing and more!

Information Security

“One of the largest ever data breach has been confirmed by US sportswear brand Under Armour.” Read the full article here.

 

“Cyber incident response preparation is often a weak area in many organizations. In this article, Peter Alexander looks at how to develop an effective incident response plan and overviews five steps that should be taken during an incident.” Read the full article.


Health & Safety

“A Preston egg production company and a joinery sub-contractor have been fined after a worker fell through a roof.” Read the full article here.

 

“British Telecom (BT) has been prosecuted by Transport for London (TfL) for putting the public at risk during streetworks in London.” Read the full article here.


Food 

“Malnourished pupils with grey skin are “filling their pockets” with food from school canteens in poor areas due to poverty, head teachers say.” Read the full article here.

 

“Abstemious Lent and the Easter avalanche of cheap egg-shaped junk are over. For fans of proper choc it’s now all about quality and new origins, not quantity…” Read the full article here.


Environment

“The global flurry of legal campaigns against “big oil” has widened, with Royal Dutch Shell being threatened with legal action unless it steps up efforts to comply with the Paris climate agreement.” Read the full article here.

 

“Scientists now have their best view yet of where Antarctica is giving up ground to the ocean as some of its biggest glaciers are eaten away from below by warm water.” Read the full article here.


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Energy

“The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) says it has received significant support from industry to create the UK’s first National Data Repository (NDR) for the sector.” Read the full article here.

 

“Three-quarters of people with smart meters say they would recommend having one installed to their family and friends.” Read the full article here.


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Wellbeing

“Taking just one art session a week for eight weeks can work wonders for your mood, a new study finds” Read the full article here.
“Giving up Facebook can reduce levels of a key hormone related to stress, according to new research.” Read the full article here.


Tech

“The UK has been voted as the third best tech market in the world, according to new research.” Read the full article here.

 

“Apple has hired Google’s former head of search and artificial intelligence to lead its machine learning and AI strategy.” Read the full article here.


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Finance

“UK companies have submitted their gender pay figures ahead of Wednesday’s midnight deadline.” Read the full article here.

 

“Payments giant Worldpay has announced it will be extending its Business Finance scheme, which could help over 300,000 British small businesses access alternative financing. The scheme allows business owners to access a ‘cash advance’ based on their future credit and debit card sales.” Read the full article here.


Brexit

“Cross-party committee divided over recommendation to remain in EEA or join Efta” Read the full article here.

 

“With a year to go till the Brexit deadline, we look at where we stand and what the future might hold” Read the full article here.


The Lighter Side     

“Tourists will soon be able to boldly go where no holidaymakers have gone before thanks to the launch of the first-ever luxury hotel in space.” Read the full article here.

 

“A seagull did its own bit of shopping outside an Asda in Elgin, Scotland, on April 3, swooping in to bring home the bacon as a woman was unloading her trolley.” Read the full article here.


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