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“Employees pose greatest EU GDPR compliance risk” pinpoints latest Bluesource study

Six-in-ten organisations view their employees as the biggest threat to successful EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) adherence, while four-in-ten believe that their current IT systems could also pose compliance risks. That’s according to a GDPR awareness survey...
Posted On 14 Aug 2017
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ICO warns NHS employees that unlawfully accessing patient records is an offence

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has reminded NHS staff about the potentially serious consequences of prying into patients’ medical records without a valid reason. The warning comes after a former health care assistant was ordered to pay a total of £1,715 in fines and...
Posted On 14 Aug 2017
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Full review of Security Industry Authority’s ACS to be undertaken by Pye Tait Consulting

North Yorkshire-based Pye Tait Consulting is working in partnership with the Security Industry Authority (SIA) – the Regulator for the private security industry – to undertake a full and thorough review of the Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS), which measures private...
Posted On 24 Apr 2017
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Information Commissioner’s Office issues £270,000 fine to firm behind 22 million nuisance calls

A Hampshire business that made 22 million nuisance calls has been fined £270,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). An ICO investigation traced the automated calls to Basingstoke-based Road Accident Consult, trading as Media Tactics. Automated marketing calls, which...
Posted On 13 Mar 2017
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EC proposes high level of privacy rules for all electronic communications and updates data protection rules

The European Commission (EC) is proposing new legislation to ensure stronger privacy in electronic communications, while at the same time opening up new business opportunities. The measures aim to update current rules, in turn extending their scope to all electronic communication...
Posted On 17 Jan 2017
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NCA publishes six-month review of warrants and orders used to seize and retain evidence

A six-month review of the warrants and orders used by the National Crime Agency (NCA) to seize and retain evidence in its investigations has now been published. The review began in August 2015 after two NCA cases failed: one due to the fact that warrants were challenged...
Posted On 13 Apr 2016
Christopher Graham: the UK's Information Commissioner
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Alert system to enhance cross-border privacy enforcement supported by the ICO

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has signed an agreement to be part of a new technical solution for international agencies involved in privacy enforcement: the GPEN Alert. The GPEN Alert is intended to be a secure and confidential information sharing tool for...
Posted On 27 Oct 2015
Karen Morris-Lanz@ the new HR director at Securitas
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Karen Morris-Lanz appointed Human Resources director at Securitas

Securitas has appointed a new Human Resources (HR) director who will support the UK business in achieving its strategy for growth and commercial success. Karen Morris-Lanz joins the company from Waponi’s HR function and brings with her a wealth of HR consultancy experience...
Posted On 14 Sep 2015