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Consumer data: Statement in response to Which? report 0

Statement from Steve Wood, Deputy Commissioner (Policy) at the ICO, in response to the launch of a report by Which? called Control, Alt or Delete? The future of consumer data:

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Statement in response to new plans for nuisance call directors to face fines 0

Statement from Steve Wood, Deputy Commissioner (Policy), in response to Government plans to introduce fines for company directors heading up nuisance call firms: ”We welcome these proposals from the Government

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New data protection laws put people first 0

Today (25 May) marks the biggest change to UK data protection law in a generation. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an evolution of the current Data Protection Act

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Medical centre fined for abandoning sensitive information in empty building 0

Bayswater Medical Centre in London has been fined £35,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office after it left highly sensitive medical information in an empty building. The personal data, which included

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Beyond 2018 – data protection laws built to last 0

Elizabeth Denham welcomes the new Data Protection Act 2018 alongside the GDPR. Organisations and data protection professionals could use this as an introduction to the new Act. Nearly a year

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Former recruitment consultant prosecuted for stealing personal data from his old employer 0

A former recruitment consultant has been fined for unlawfully taking personal data from his employer when he left his job to set up his own rival business. Daniel Short left

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The University of Greenwich fined £120,000 by Information Commissioner for “serious” security breach 0

The University of Greenwich has been fined £120,000 by the Information Commissioner following a “serious” security breach involving the personal data of nearly 20,000 people – among them students and

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CPS fined £325,000 after losing victim interview videos 0

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has been fined £325,000 by the ICO after they lost unencrypted DVDs containing recordings of police interviews. The DVDs contained recordings of interviews with 15

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Why security and privacy by design are not a backlog item 0

Secure coding, security and privacy by design and default have never been part of the software development industry in any mainstream way. You only have to look at the OWASP

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Facial recognition technology 0

Technological advances in the last 20 years have rapidly increased the ability of online systems to identify individuals. These advances can make many transactions straight forward, such as passing through

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