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ICO set to audit data protection practices at Leave.EU and Eldon Insurance post-fines

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued fines totalling £120,000 to an EU Referendum campaign and an insurance company for “serious breaches” of electronic marketing laws and, furthermore, is set to review how both are complying with data protection...
Posted On 04 Feb 2019
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Information Commissioner’s Office hails success of “innovative projects” on Data Protection Day 2019

Innovative data protection projects funded by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) are making a real difference to public trust and confidence in privacy issues. The projects were the first to receive money as part of the ICO’s grants programme, which facilitates...
Posted On 30 Jan 2019
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“Almost half of companies still unable to detect IoT device breaches” reveals Gemalto study

Gemalto, the digital security specialist, has revealed that only around half (48%) of businesses can detect whether or not any of their Internet of Things (IoT) devices suffers a breach. This news comes despite companies having an increased focus on IoT security. Spending on...
Posted On 15 Jan 2019
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Data hack at NASA leads to potential exposure of space agency staff’s personal details

The BBC has reported that NASA has sent an e-mail to members of staff containing a warning that hackers may have stolen their personal data. The hacking episode is said to have occurred last October. NASA waited almost two months to notify employees. The organisation has stated...
Posted On 08 Jan 2019
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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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UK consumers “more wary” of digital risk following technological disruption

UK consumers are now more distrusting of consumer-facing businesses than they were three years ago. That’s according to new findings from Deloitte. The company’s, which involved surveying over 2,000 UK adults about their attitudes towards data privacy and digital...
Posted On 14 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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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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ICO strengthens commitment to technology and innovation with executive director appointment

The Information Commissioner’s commitment to encouraging new ideas and emerging technologies while protecting people’s privacy has been strengthened with a high-profile appointment. Simon McDougall is joining the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as executive director...
Posted On 16 Aug 2018
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Major data breach at Ticketmaster sparks fear of ID theft among UK customer base

A raft of UK customers signed up with concert and sporting events ticketing outlet Ticketmaster have been warned that they could now be at risk of fraud or episodes of identity theft after the global organisation revealed a major data breach that has potentially affected tens of...
Posted On 29 Jun 2018