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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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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
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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Latest Cifas statistics chart drop in identity fraud for first time since 2014

Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has released new figures showing that identity fraud has fallen for the first time since 2014. Cifas members recorded 84,463 cases in the first six months of the year, representing a 5% drop compared to the same period in 2017...
Posted On 16 Aug 2018
Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham
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ICO Grants Programme launches second round of funding for research into innovative privacy solutions

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched the second round of funding from its Grants Programme to promote and support independent, innovative research and solutions focused on privacy and data protection issues. Like last year’s inaugural scheme, there will be a...
Posted On 09 Jul 2018
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Joint Cifas-Forensic Pathways report reveals where personal data is compromised online

A collaborative report issued by Cifas, the UK’s fraud prevention service, and Forensic Pathways (an internationally recognised organisation operating at the forefront of digital forensics) highlights that, alongside The Dark Web, The Surface Web plays an integral role in the...
Posted On 25 Jun 2018
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Carphone Warehouse fined £400,000 after “serious failures” placed customer and employee data at risk

Carphone Warehouse has been issued with one of the largest fines imposed by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after one of the company’s computer systems was compromised as a result of a cyber attack in 2015. The business’ failure to secure the system...
Posted On 11 Jan 2018
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Record fines for company, senior staff and private investigators involved in illegal trade of personal information

A firm of loss adjusters has been fined a total of £50,000 for unlawfully disclosing personal data which had been obtained illegally by senior employees and rogue private investigators. A director and a senior member of staff at the Kent-based business Woodgate and Clark Ltd have...
Posted On 08 Jan 2018
Tony Porter and Elizabeth Denham sign the Memorandum of Understanding
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Surveillance Camera Commissioner and Information Commissioner sign revised MoU

Surveillance Camera Commissioner Tony Porter QPM LLB and Elizabeth Denham, the Information Commissioner, have published a revised Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU is a statement of intent that has at its heart the protection of the fundamental rights and freedoms of...
Posted On 07 Sep 2017