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Liberty investigation reveals MI5 “unlawfully” handled bulk surveillance data

According to an investigation by Human Rights campaign group Liberty, MI5 has been “unlawfully” retaining innocent people’s data for years. Apparently, and again according to Liberty, the British Security Service has also failed to give senior Judges accurate information about...
Posted On 11 Jun 2019
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Social media and mobile apps “least trusted” digital platforms for keeping personal data secure

According to the results of EY’s latest Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) research, which is based on a survey of 2,500 respondents, UK consumers are most sceptical of social media and apps when it comes to their personal data security. When asked which types of...
Posted On 10 Jun 2019
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‘Dark’ data creating “major security blind spot” for most companies across UK plc

UK businesses continue to house ‘dark’ data within their organisations, creating a honeypot for cyber criminals. That’s a key finding of the latest research from Veritas Technologies, the specialist in enterprise data protection and software-defined storage. The...
Posted On 05 Jun 2019
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“GDPR compliance only ‘skin deep’ on first anniversary” highlights Shred-it survey

A recent survey commissioned by Shred-it has revealed “a positive understanding and engagement” with the principles of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) among SMEs on its first anniversary. The findings show that 72% of UK SMEs report being ‘very aware’ of...
Posted On 02 Jun 2019
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“Data privacy fines increased by £2 million in 2018” finds PwC’s Enforcement Tracker

Figures from PwC’s 2018 Privacy and Security Enforcement Tracker show the sum of monetary penalties issued to UK organisations for breaching data protection laws in 2018 totalled more than £6.5 million. That’s over £2 million more than in the previous year. In the fifth...
Posted On 30 May 2019
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London Borough of Newham fined by ICO for disclosing sensitive personal data on alleged gang members

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined the London Borough of Newham £145,000 for disclosing the personal information of more than 200 people who featured on a police intelligence database. The database is known as the ‘Gangs Matrix’ and its purpose is to record...
Posted On 04 Apr 2019
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Security By Design

When it comes to protection regimes for today’s organisations, there’s simply no ‘one size fits all’ solution. It’s a fact that every client and contract represents a unique proposition for the security companies with whom they engage. That being so, Anthony Owen outlines...
Posted On 20 Mar 2019
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“Organisations should be doing more to achieve privacy accountability” asserts GPEN

The Global Privacy Enforcement Network’s (GPEN) annual intelligence gathering operation has looked at how well organisations have implemented the core concepts of accountability into their own internal privacy policies and programmes. The joint study, known as the...
Posted On 07 Mar 2019
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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