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Big Brother Watch investigation unearths “facial recognition epidemic” in UK

An investigation by Big Brother Watch has uncovered a facial recognition “epidemic” across privately owned sites in the UK. The civil liberties campaign group has found major property developers, Shopping Centres, museums, conference centres and casinos using the...
Posted On 16 Aug 2019
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ICO joins international signatories in raising Libra data protection concerns

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has joined data protection authorities from around the world in calling for more openness about the proposed Libra digital currency and infrastructure. A statement issued to Facebook and 28 other companies behind the project asks them...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019
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“Cyber insurance pay-out rates at 99%, but uptake still far too low” warns ABI

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has, for the first time, revealed that 99% of claims made (207) on ABI member cyber insurance policies in 2018 were paid*. This is one of the highest claims acceptance rates across all insurance products. Despite this, the take-up rate of...
Posted On 08 Aug 2019
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Information Commissioner’s Office selects first ten participants for data protection Sandbox

The use of biometrics to speed up airport passenger journeys, innovations in crime prevention and technological advances in the health sector are among the first projects selected to take part in the Information Commissioner’s Office’s (ICO) Sandbox. Other products...
Posted On 30 Jul 2019
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Cyber attack on Lancaster University results in National Crime Agency investigation

Lancaster University has been subject to a sophisticated and malicious phishing attack which has resulted in breaches of student and applicant data. The matter has been reported to law enforcement agencies and staff at the renowned seat of learning are now working closely with...
Posted On 24 Jul 2019
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Physical Information Security: Neglect It At Your Peril

Mark Harper discusses how the continual mainstream media focus on cyber attacks and digital data breaches means that organisations could be in danger of neglecting their physical information security, duly highlighting the potential risks to paper-based security and how to negate...
Posted On 23 Jul 2019
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Shifting Compliance to Effectively Measure Risk: Balancing GRC Mandates

Historically, meeting governance, risk and compliance (GRC) mandates was typically all about ensuring businesses had solutions in place to gain compliance, thus reducing the risk or consequences of non-compliance from the regulators (ie fines and penalties associated with failing...
Posted On 23 Jul 2019
Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham
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Information Commissioner points towards “unprecedented year” for ICO in 2018-2019 Annual Report

The public has woken up to the potential of their personal data, the Information Commissioner has said on publication of the Information Commissioner’s Office’s (ICO) Annual Report for 2018-2019. Elizabeth Denham also stated that the document covers an “unprecedented...
Posted On 11 Jul 2019
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ICO intends to fine Marriott International £99 million for GDPR infringements

Following an extensive investigation, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a notice of its intention to fine Marriott International the sum of £99,200,396 for infringements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The proposed fine relates to a...
Posted On 09 Jul 2019
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BA set to be fined £183 million-plus by ICO following 2018 customer data breach

Following an extensive investigation, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a notice of its intention to fine British Airways £183.39 million for infringements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As reported by Risk Xtra in great detail at the...
Posted On 08 Jul 2019