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Housing developer Magnacrest Ltd fined for ignoring data request issued by ICO

Organisations have been reminded that they could face a criminal prosecution if they fail to respect the public’s legal right to access their personal information. The warning has come from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after housing developer Magnacrest Ltd was...
Posted On 20 Feb 2019
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Dahua’s HD cameras “deliver new levels of image quality” for London Borough

Over 1,000 HD surveillance cameras from Dahua – along with NVRs, XVRs and control and viewing equipment – have been installed in a mainly wireless video surveillance system covering a large London Borough. The cameras are situated right across the Borough at around 80 council...
Posted On 06 Feb 2019
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ICO set to audit data protection practices at Leave.EU and Eldon Insurance post-fines

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued fines totalling £120,000 to an EU Referendum campaign and an insurance company for “serious breaches” of electronic marketing laws and, furthermore, is set to review how both are complying with data protection...
Posted On 04 Feb 2019
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Information Commissioner’s Office hails success of “innovative projects” on Data Protection Day 2019

Innovative data protection projects funded by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) are making a real difference to public trust and confidence in privacy issues. The projects were the first to receive money as part of the ICO’s grants programme, which facilitates...
Posted On 30 Jan 2019
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Public consultation process launched for new international privacy information management standard

The public consultation process for the draft international privacy information management standard ISO/IEC 27552 is now open until 25 February. As the UK’s national standards body, the British Standards Institution (BSI) is seeking to consult with interested parties from the...
Posted On 18 Jan 2019
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Data Centre Security: Constructing Facilities That Can Handle Seismic Activity

Data Centre construction is a complex business and, as Ian Dixon asserts, presents a unique collection of challenges compared to other buildings of a comparable size. A Data Centre provider’s reputation depends entirely on its ability to keep information safe and secure for as...
Posted On 08 Jan 2019
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Building Customer Trust: Cyber Security in Corporate Social Responsibility Programmes

In today’s evolving cyber risk landscape, Boards of Directors are becoming increasingly concerned about the security performance of their businesses. In fact, the National Association of Corporate Directors has found that 89% of public companies and 72% of private companies...
Posted On 12 Dec 2018
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“Large disparity in cyber security skills and spending across NHS Trusts” reveals Redscan Freedom of Information requests

Redscan has announced the results of a series of Freedom of Information (FoI) requests submitted to NHS Trusts across the UK. The penetration testing, threat detection and incident response specialist has found that, on average, NHS Trusts have just one member of staff on the...
Posted On 11 Dec 2018
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ICO issues first fines to organisations for non-payment of data protection fees

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued the first fines for non-payment of the data protection fee to organisations across a range of sectors including business services, construction, finance, healthcare, retail and leisure. All organisations, companies and...
Posted On 06 Dec 2018
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Databarracks survey shows 60% of organisations have not evaluated continuity risks across cloud services in over 12 months

Despite sensitive data being increasingly moved to the cloud, extensive research recently carried out by business continuity and disaster recovery solutions provider Databarracks reveals that over 60% of organisations have not evaluated the continuity risks for their cloud...
Posted On 03 Dec 2018