Smaller convenience stores are an ‘easy target’ for having the personal details of customers attacked by internet hackers, a security expert has warned. 

Nick Hutchings, business development manager at technology specialist Electromech, told betterRetailing: “Convenience stores are an easy target and they don’t have measures in place to protect customer details they collect from social media or loyalty schemes. 

“They’re at risk of breaching GDPR regulations, but there are simple measures they can take, such as putting a password on their databases.”

Under GDPR, businesses are required to receive consent from customers to store their personal information, they might be put off by hackers. 

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