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Financial Conduct Authority data breach referred to Information Commissioner

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) was recently made aware that, in response to a Freedom of Information Act request published on its website in November last year, certain underlying confidential information may have been accessible. The response related to the number and...
Posted On 26 Feb 2020
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Evolution completes major risk consultancy programme for Renesas in wake of GDPR

Evolution, the fire and security systems integrator, has completed a major consultancy project for an international semiconductor business in order to meet the ongoing requirements of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which was enacted last...
Posted On 04 Feb 2019
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Data breach reports passed to Information Commissioner increase by 75% in two years

The number of reports of data security incidents received by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has increased by 75% over the past two years. That’s according to new analysis conducted by Kroll, a global leader in risk mitigation and investigative services....
Posted On 03 Sep 2018
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Privacy International and Liberty fight to unearth police use of “intrusive” mobile phone monitoring technology

Privacy International has filed an appeal challenging police forces’ refusal to disclose information on their purchase and use of IMSI catchers. IMSI catchers are surveillance tools which mimic mobile phone towers, tricking phones into connecting with them and revealing...
Posted On 14 Aug 2018
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NPCC “to be opened up to public scrutiny” following Liberty and Privacy International campaign

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) will “no longer be able to operate in secret” after Human Rights campaign organisations Liberty and Privacy International demanded it be subject to Freedom of Information laws. The Government has now informed the two...
Posted On 30 Jul 2018
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“Skills gaps will challenge ability to handle FoI requests in the public sector” suggests Iron Mountain study

According to a study conducted by Iron Mountain, organisations in the public sector are struggling to balance demands for transparency with the need to protect data. While an overwhelming 96% of public sector bodies claim to be prepared for all Freedom of Information (FoI)...
Posted On 13 Aug 2015
The Conservative Government has established a new Commission to assess the present Freedom of Information Act
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Cabinet Office focuses on Commission to review Freedom of Information Act

Lord Bridges, the Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office, has laid a written statement before Parliament detailing the new Commission formed to evaluate the present Freedom of Information Act 2000. A cross-party Commission has been established by the Conservative...
Posted On 20 Jul 2015
Christopher Graham: the Information Commissioner
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Progress around data protection and Freedom of Information outlined in ICO’s Annual Report

In launching the Annual Report of the Information Commissioner’s Office, Christopher Graham – the Information Commissioner – has spoken of a year that marks the progress of data protection and Freedom of Information, in turn pointing towards the strengthening of...
Posted On 06 Jul 2015
Justice Minister Simon Hughes
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400,000 requests made under Freedom of Information Act since 1 January 2005

On the 10th Anniversary of the Freedom of Information Act, Justice Minister Simon Hughes has hailed the legislation as ‘a triumph for transparency’ while also revealing that more than 400,000 information requests have been made since 1 January 2005. The volume of requests made to...
Posted On 06 Jan 2015