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ICO fines Facebook maximum £500,000 for failing to protect users’ personal information

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined social media giant Facebook £500,000 for serious breaches of data protection law. In July, the ICO issued a Notice of Intent to fine Facebook as part of a wide-ranging investigation into the use of data analytics for political...
Posted On 25 Oct 2018
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Heathrow Airport Limited fined £120,000 by ICO for “serious failings” in data protection

Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) has been fined £120,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for failing to ensure that the personal data held on its network was properly secured. On 16 October 2017, a member of the public found a USB memory stick which had been...
Posted On 08 Oct 2018
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ICO awarded funding to provide data privacy expertise for other UK regulators

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has been awarded funding to provide data privacy expertise for other UK regulators to ensure that rules and regulations keep pace with technologies of the future. The £537,000 grant to the ICO will establish a Regulators’ Business...
Posted On 05 Oct 2018
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Bupa fined £175,000 by Information Commissioner’s Office for “systemic data protection failures”

Bupa Insurance Services Limited (Bupa) has been fined £175,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for failing to have effective security measures in place to protect customers’ personal information.  Between 6 January and 11 March last year, a Bupa employee was...
Posted On 01 Oct 2018
Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham
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Credit reference agency Equifax fined £500,000 by ICO for data security breach

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued Equifax Ltd with a £500,000 fine for failing to protect the personal information of up to 15 million UK citizens during a cyber attack that took place last year. The incident, which occurred between 13 May and 30 July 2017 in...
Posted On 20 Sep 2018
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Data hack at British Airways compromises financial and personal details of 380,000 customers

As a matter of urgency, British Airways (BA) is investigating the theft of customer data from its website and mobile app. From 22.58 hours BST on 21 August until 21.45 hours BST on 5 September inclusive, the personal and financial details of customers making or changing bookings...
Posted On 07 Sep 2018
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Keynote Speakers confirmed for Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition 2018

Global MSC Security has announced the Keynote Speakers for the Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition 2018 (for which Risk Xtra is the Official Media Partner). The Surveillance Camera Commissioner Tony Porter QPM LLB will be joined by representatives from the Information...
Posted On 03 Sep 2018
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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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Understanding the Implications of the GDPR on Surveillance and Security

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that became UK law on 25 May this year has caused confusion and a degree of panic across the security sector, with mixed messages being imparted about the impact this new legislation has on the use of...
Posted On 28 Aug 2018
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Smart GDPR Assurance for a Smarter World

Something needs to change when you’re confronted by the present situation whereby devices professing to be ‘Smart’ or part of a ‘Smarter System’ ask for personal data, but are then easily hacked into by criminals such that valuable personal information can be...
Posted On 23 Aug 2018