Carphone Warehouse fined £400,000 after serious failures placed customer and employee data at risk 0

Carphone Warehouse has been issued with one of the largest fines by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), after one of their computer systems was compromised as a result of a

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Data protection bill amended to protect security researchers 0

Exemption added after researchers said efforts to demonstrate inadequate anonymisation could fall foul of law The government is to amend the data protection bill to protect security researchers who work

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No tracking, no revenue: Apple’s privacy feature costs ad companies millions 0

Ad-tech firm Criteo likely to cut its 2018 revenue by more than a fifth after Apple blocked ‘pervasive’ tracking on web browser Safari Internet advertising firms are losing hundreds of

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Data Protection Implications of Brexit 0

Well I guess this comes as no big surprise. In its “Notice to stakeholders: withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of data protection”, the EU

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Thought of the Day: Is the GDPR just ‘a flash in the pan’? 0

With all the commotion over the General Data Protection Regulation deadline and companies working on projects to get everything into place in time, it would be easy to think that

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Record fines for company, senior staff and private investigators involved in illegal trade in personal information 0

A firm of loss adjusters has been fined £50,000 for unlawfully disclosing personal data which had been obtained illegally by senior employees and rogue private investigators. A director and a

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Meltdown and Spectre – what should organisations be doing to protect people’s personal data? 0

This week Google’s Project Zero team published details of serious security flaws, Meltdown and Spectre, which affect almost every modern computer, and could allow hackers to steal sensitive personal data.

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Thought of the Day: What does a Data Protection Officer do? 0

Many organisations will be required to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO) under the General Data Protection Regulation. This includes public authorities and organisations that carry our large-sca… This contect

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Company director is fined for inventing road accident to trace owner of private number plate 0

The director of an accident claims company has been fined for inventing a crash in order to trace the owner of a private number plate he wanted to buy. Miles

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Statement in response to reports about computer processor flaws 0

Nigel Houlden, ICO Head of Technology, said: “We are aware of reports detailing potentially significant flaws in a wide range of computer processors, which could affect various operating systems. We

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