On January 8, 2017, the UK Information Commissioner issued an unprecedented monetary penalty of 400,000 pounds against British mobile phone retailer, The Car Phone Warehouse Limited. Following an attack on their system in 2015, the ICO found that the company had failed to take adequate steps to protect the personal data it held on its system.
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On May 22, 2017, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that the AG’s office has reached a settlement with Safetech Products LLC regarding the company’s sale of insecure Bluetooth-enabled wireless doors and padlocks. This “marks the first time an Attorneys General’s Office has taken legal action against a wireless security company for failing to protect their [customers’] personal and private information.”
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