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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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ICO consults on draft AI auditing framework guidance for organisations

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a consultation focused on the organisation’s draft guidance on the Artificial Intelligence (AI) auditing framework. The guidance contains advice on how to understand data protection law in relation to AI and...
Posted On 20 Feb 2020
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Conservative Government minded to appoint Ofcom as online harms regulator

Digital secretary Nicky Morgan and Home Secretary Priti Patel have announced that the Conservative Government is minded to appoint communications watchdog Ofcom as the regulator to enforce rules designed to make the Internet a safer place. The announcement comes as the Government...
Posted On 18 Feb 2020
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FCA, ICO and FSCS warn insolvency practitioners and authorised firms on data use

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) have issued a joint statement warning insolvency practitioners and FCA-authorised firms to be responsible when dealing with personal data. The...
Posted On 17 Feb 2020
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ICO celebrates excellence in data protection with third annual award for practitioners

Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham is presently looking for data protection practitioners who have demonstrably exerted an outstanding impact within their host organisation. The call comes as the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) invites entries for the third...
Posted On 07 Feb 2020
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Data privacy “needs to become part of everyday conversations”

Data Privacy Day (known in Europe as Data Protection Day) is an international event that occurs every year on 28 January, with its purpose being to raise awareness of and promote privacy and data protection Best Practice. While great strides have been taken, there’s a...
Posted On 28 Jan 2020
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Metropolitan Police begins operational use of live facial recognition technology

The Metropolitan Police Service is to begin the operational use of live facial recognition technology. The use of such technology will be intelligence-led and deployed to specific locations in London. This will help to tackle serious crime, including serious violence and gun...
Posted On 27 Jan 2020
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Risk Strategies: The Requirement for Resilience in the Retail Sector

Some retailers might be finding themselves hankering after the good old days when, from a security perspective, in-store theft was the major threat posed to their business. The threat landscape is continually changing and, while in-store crime is still a major issue, retailers...
Posted On 20 Jan 2020
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Retailer fined £500,000 for failing to secure data of “at least” 14 million individuals

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined DSG Retail Limited the sum of £500,000 after a ‘Point of Sale’ computer system was compromised as the result of a cyber attack, in turn affecting at least 14 million people. An ICO investigation found that an attacker...
Posted On 14 Jan 2020
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ICO deputy commissioner Steve Wood appointed OECD’s Working Party chair

Steve Wood, deputy commissioner at the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), has been appointed chair of the OECD’s Working Party on Data Governance and Privacy. The Working Party plays an important role in the OECD’s international work to bring policy-makers together,...
Posted On 29 Nov 2019