The Information Commissioner ’ s Office ( ICO ) has announced its provisional intent to impose a potential fine of just over £ 17 million on Clearview AI Inc – a company that describes itself as the ‘ World ’ s Largest Facial Network ’. In addition , the ICO has issued a provisional notice to stop further processing of the personal data of people in the UK and to delete it following alleged serious breaches of the UK ’ s data protection laws .
It has been reported that Spar , a leading UK convenience store , has experienced a cyberattack which hit more than 300 convenience stores across the north of England . Some stores have been forced to close their doors . Shops are not taking card payments , with those remaining open taking cash only . The National Cyber Security Centre and Lancashire Police are investigating the attack targeting James Hall & Company in Preston , Lancashire , which operates Spar ’ s tills and IT systems . www . intelligentciso . com