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EU GDPR Compliance: Unlocking Data Value

Jason Petrucci explains why European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance signposts a new era of data discovery and data value that will enable firms to unlock invaluable Intellectual Property. Professional services organisations sell knowledge. Information...
Posted On 28 Feb 2017
Andrew Taylor
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GDPR: ‘Fresh Thinking’ and ‘A New Paradigm’

“The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones” – John Maynard Keynes… In recent weeks, I’ve spoken with many executives about the impending arrival of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Frequently, these...
Posted On 15 Feb 2017
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Information Commissioner’s Office appoints Rob Luke as new Deputy Commissioner

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has appointed a new Deputy Commissioner (Policy). Rob Luke will join the organisation on Monday 30 January. He was previously British High Commissioner to Malta, and has also served overseas in Brazil and Paris as well as in...
Posted On 12 Dec 2016
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TalkTalk on receiving end of record £400,000 ICO fine for failing to prevent October 2015 cyber attack

Telecoms company TalkTalk has been issued with a record £400,000 fine by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for security failings that allowed a cyber attacker to access customer data “with ease”. The ICO’s in-depth investigation found that an attack on the...
Posted On 05 Oct 2016
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500 million end users affected by suspected state-sponsored attack on Yahoo network

Multinational technology company Yahoo has reported that a massive attack on its network in 2014 allowed hackers to steal data from no less than half a billion users. Yahoo, which confirmed details of the breach months after reports of a major hack, said its investigation had...
Posted On 26 Sep 2016
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NABCP works with Information Commissioner’s Office to promote partnership Best Practice

The National Association of Business Crime Partnerships (NABCP) is working with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on a series of visits to member partnerships designed to give them salient advice and help ensure that they’re aware of their obligations under...
Posted On 02 Aug 2016
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Information Commissioner’s Office publishes 2015-2016 Annual Report in wake of Brexit vote

In Christopher Graham’s last Annual Report as Information Commissioner, he describes a year of ‘real achievement’ as he looks back over the last 12 months. The Commissioner, who steps down today after seven years in post, explained: “We have delivered on our objectives,...
Posted On 28 Jun 2016
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Consumers taking action over “mistrust” of organisations handling personal data

A survey of attitudes towards data protection here in the UK has shown that consumers are taking matters into their own hands in order to protect their personal data. Commissioned by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK’s independent data protection...
Posted On 15 Jun 2016
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Cloudview urges CCTV end users to rigorously check Data Protection Act compliance

Cloud-based video surveillance company Cloudview is warning that many of the CCTV systems businesses employ to protect property, staff or tenants risk breaching current data protection-centric legislation, in turn placing companies at risk of fines, bad publicity and even...
Posted On 01 Jun 2016
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Cost of Cyber Crime: Set to Soar?

Tina Chittenden examines the myriad risks posed by today’s cyber criminals and what steps businesses should be taking to protect themselves from harm. The threats to businesses, and therefore pressure on security companies’ resources, seem to be at an all-time high. With...
Posted On 25 May 2016