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TalkTalk attack: 'No legal obligation to encrypt customer bank details', says chief

Alan Brown Silver badge

"Surely the data protection act must have something they can pin on them here"

There is. Losing personal data exposes them to _private_ legal action - and the court of appeal has upheld that claims can be for distress as well as actual monetary losses.

If 40,000 people all sue for £500 each, it'll make the ICO fine look like peanuts, just in the legal bills TT will run up, let alone the actual settlements.

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