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ICO fines Facebook maximum £500,000 for failing to protect users’ personal information

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined social media giant Facebook £500,000 for serious breaches of data protection law. In July, the ICO issued a Notice of Intent to fine Facebook as part of a wide-ranging investigation into the use of data analytics for political...
Posted On 25 Oct 2018
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Heathrow Airport Limited fined £120,000 by ICO for “serious failings” in data protection

Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) has been fined £120,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for failing to ensure that the personal data held on its network was properly secured. On 16 October 2017, a member of the public found a USB memory stick which had been...
Posted On 08 Oct 2018
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Bupa fined £175,000 by Information Commissioner’s Office for “systemic data protection failures”

Bupa Insurance Services Limited (Bupa) has been fined £175,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for failing to have effective security measures in place to protect customers’ personal information.  Between 6 January and 11 March last year, a Bupa employee was...
Posted On 01 Oct 2018
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Understanding the Implications of the GDPR on Surveillance and Security

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that became UK law on 25 May this year has caused confusion and a degree of panic across the security sector, with mixed messages being imparted about the impact this new legislation has on the use of...
Posted On 28 Aug 2018
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ICO’s Annual Report 2017-2018 reveals “increased public awareness” of privacy and information rights issues

New laws and high-profile investigations have helped to put data protection and data privacy at the centre of the UK public’s consciousness like never before, the Information Commissioner has said.  As the Annual Report for 2017-2018 of the Information Commissioner’s Office...
Posted On 23 Jul 2018
Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham
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ICO Grants Programme launches second round of funding for research into innovative privacy solutions

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched the second round of funding from its Grants Programme to promote and support independent, innovative research and solutions focused on privacy and data protection issues. Like last year’s inaugural scheme, there will be a...
Posted On 09 Jul 2018
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CCTV operator Noble Design and Build fined by Information Commissioner’s Office

Noble Design and Build of Telford in Shropshire, which operates CCTV systems in buildings across Sheffield, broke data protection laws by failing to comply with an Information Notice. The company also failed to register with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), despite it...
Posted On 04 Jul 2018
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“Fines for UK data privacy issues increased by nearly £1 million in 2017” reports PwC

Of the 91 enforcement actions for breaches of current data protection laws taken by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) last year, 54 monetary penalties were issued to UK organisations totalling £4,207,500. That’s an increase of nearly one million pounds over...
Posted On 24 May 2018
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