QA survey reveals how UK businesses plan to tackle 2016 cyber security threats

A comprehensive survey conducted by training company QA reveals that eight out of ten (81%) UK IT decision-makers experienced some sort of data or cyber security breach in their organisation during 2015. 66% said that the breach had led to a loss of data, 45% that it had resulted...
Posted On 03 Jan 2016
The Crown Prosecution Service has been fined by the ICO

CPS fined by ICO for “failing to keep recorded police interviews with victims and witnesses secure”

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has been fined £200,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) following the discovery that laptops containing videos of police interviews were stolen from a private film studio. The interviews were conducted with 43 victims and...
Posted On 04 Nov 2015
Christopher Graham: the UK's Information Commissioner

Alert system to enhance cross-border privacy enforcement supported by the ICO

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has signed an agreement to be part of a new technical solution for international agencies involved in privacy enforcement: the GPEN Alert. The GPEN Alert is intended to be a secure and confidential information sharing tool for...
Posted On 27 Oct 2015

Ministry of Justice monitored by ICO over “unacceptable delays” to FoI responses

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is monitoring the Ministry of Justice following concerns over the timeliness of the UK Government department’s responses to freedom of information (FoI) requests. The ICO will now review the performance of the Ministry of Justice...
Posted On 14 Sep 2015

“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
Christopher Graham: the Information Commissioner

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

“ICO needs greater powers to deal with true scale of data breaches” warns ViaSat

Breaches of the Data Protection Act reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) are only a tiny fraction of the true number of such incidents happening across the UK. That’s according to a series of Freedom of Information requests from security and...
Posted On 05 Jun 2015
Christopher Graham: the Information Commissioner

Information Commissioner calls for “more practical approach” towards data protection regulation

The Information Commissioner has called for “a more practical approach” to data protection regulation, insisting that regulators must not find themselves left behind as technology changes how personal information is used. Christopher Graham was speaking as he hosted...
Posted On 22 May 2015
Cyber security insurance is becoming a major issue for the corporates

KPMG Survey: “Senior security professionals ‘don’t trust’ cyber insurance products”

New insurance products launched to protect businesses from suffering the losses caused by cyber attacks have apparently been met with great scepticism. A KPMG survey of senior information security professionals, whose organisations are members of KPMG’s International Information...
Posted On 05 May 2015
Privacy and security regulatory activity are now at a record high

“Privacy and security regulatory activity at record high” finds PwC Enforcement Tracker

The enforcement activities of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have increased over the past three years, with a marked shift away from headline grabbing financial penalties in favour of more subtle and sophisticated enforcement tools. According to PwC’s new Privacy and...
Posted On 10 Mar 2015