Response to Data Incident

Dear Customers and Clients,

On Friday evening, 7th February, BBC Newsline ran a story reporting a “Major Data Breach” on the JustPark platform.

Early last Friday afternoon, a single business customer in Belfast was accidentally given elevated permissions, which allowed them to see basic data of other business users. This was not the result of a hack or a glitch and the information was not published on the JustPark website or leaked online. The business user informed our Customer Support team and once investigated, the access was immediately revoked. They also reported the incident to the media.

As is good practise, we informed the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) of the error. The ICO decided that, as only a single client had been given accidental access to the information, which had already been revoked, it was unlikely to be used maliciously. The ICO informed us that this did not constitute a major data breach and no further action was required. Despite this we filed a report with them, just to be safe.

This was an isolated incident that absolutely shouldn’t have happened and I unreservedly apologise for that. I want to reassure everyone that uses and relies on JustPark that we promptly identified, fixed and reported the issue to the ICO.

The report claimed that thousands of user account details were published on the JustPark website due to a glitch. The premise and detail of the story were alarmist and demonstrably inaccurate.

For the peace of mind of our customers, we can assure you that no password information was exposed and JustPark does not hold payment details on our servers. This client reported the issue to us immediately and therefore had no malicious intent with the elevated access they had been given in error.

Nevertheless, the error that allowed this one business user to have elevated access to profile information was our error and I’m sorry for any distress or uncertainty this has caused.

Anthony Eskinazi

Founder & CEO, JustPark

10 Years Of JustPark

JustPark Founder and CEO Anthony Eskinazi has a special announcement.

Today is a special day for everyone involved here at JustPark HQ – as well as each and every one of our million-plus drivers and space owners who regularly use the service the world over.

Why? Because on this day, a decade ago, I speculatively clicked ‘send’ on a press release about a whacky new idea which I’d had – unknowingly thereby signalling the birth of our business. I then went to work as usual, thinking nothing else of it.

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The Pursuit of the Perfect Parking Product

Here at JustPark, we’re forever looking for ways to make our website and apps even more fabulous – because we want all you wonderful drivers and space owners to absolutely love using them.

So it’s no surprise that behind the scenes with the product team at JP HQ, things move pretty quickly. They’re a superhuman bunch who live and breathe tech – and work incredibly hard in the name of pain-free parking.

To give you an insight into this world of parking product professionals, we invited JustPark Product Manager Jeyda Heselton to share with us her top tips for a winning website. Take it away, Jeyda!

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JustPark Integrates With Android Pay

android_pay_logo_rgb_fc_dark (1)We’ve got some really exciting news to share with you – an announcement that we hope will be music to the ears of all our Android app users.

Everyone’s favourite little green robot has today unveiled the latest trick up its sleeve – and it’s going to revolutionise online and offline payments for Androiders.

Introducing brand-new, hot off the production line…

Android Pay!

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UK Introduces The World’s First Sharing Economy Tax Breaks

Yesterday’s Budget announcement brought with it not only the usual optimistic forecasts, merciless cuts and back-bencher jeers. And no, we’re not talking about Theresa May’s dress or the extra dosh we’ll have to fork out for a can of Coke.

Mr Osborne’s latest red box also bore glad tidings for micro-entrepreneurs – including JustPark space owners – across the country, introducing the world’s first sharing economy tax breaks.

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Ten Ways You Can Make Money Through The Sharing Economy

The sharing economy is one of the hottest trends in the world right now – and at JustPark we’re immensely proud to be a part of this exciting, growing movement.

We’ve all heard of Airbnb, right? Well, renting out your spare room online is just the tip of the sharing economy iceberg. You could be helping someone look the part by lending them that designer dress you never wear, or by delivering a much appreciated birthday present to a complete stranger.

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The New JustPark Android App – With Navigation From WAZE

You may have noticed that a couple of weeks ago we launched our brand spanking new Android app – and, at the risk of sounding a little biased, we think it’s a pretty nifty bit of kit.

New Year, New App
The whole app has been completely redesigned and it’s crammed full of updates, improvements and some very exciting new features too. Check out the handsome devil below:

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The Ultimate Christmas Driving Playlist

As much as the dulcet tones of Chris Rea portray Christmas on the road as a calm and romantic experience, most of us know the harsh truth…

Driving at Christmas is hectic and stressful – and if but one flake of snow should fall in this country so completely incapable of dealing with the weather, you should probably not even venture outside.

Luckily, for those braving it, we’re here to make those hours stuck behind the wheel a little more bearable – with our ultimate Christmas driving playlist. Come rain or snow, from the M1 to the B310, we’ve got your back (and your ears)…

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