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The Information Commissioner opens a formal investigation into the use of data analytics for political purposes 0

In March we announced we were conducting an assessment of the data protection risks arising from the use of data analytics, including for political purposes. Engagement with the electorate is

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Radcliffe used-car dealer fined £40,000 for sending 336,000 spam texts 0

A Greater Manchester used-car dealer that sent hundreds of thousands of spam texts has been fined £40,000. Concept Car Credit Limited, which is based in Radcliffe, was issued with the

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Firm fined for nuisance calls to people registered with the Telephone Preference Service 7

A double-glazing company has been fined £50,000 for making nuisance calls to people who had specifically stated they didn’t want to be contacted. The Telephone Preference Service (TPS) received 160

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GP Surgery administrator fined for illegally accessing patient records 0

A former NHS administrator has been fined for unlawfully accessing patient records. Sally Anne Day, of Aberavenny, Wales, appeared for sentencing at Newport Crown Court having pleaded guilty to two

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Ransomware blog 0

Simon Rice talks about how  businesses can prevent ransomware attacks. UK businesses are reportedly being forced to shut down after being held hostage by ransomware. One report suggested that 54%

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Hampshire company fined after 3.3m spam texts sent 0

A Fareham firm has been hit with a £100,000 fine from the Information Commissioner’s Office for sending millions of spam texts about mobile phone upgrades. The ICO’s investigation, informed by

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ICO statement on recent cyber attacks on the NHS 0

The ICO has released a statement concerning the recent cyber attacks on the NHS. Source: ICO.org

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ICO releases annual performance statistics for 2016/17 0

The Information Commissioner’s Office has dealt with record numbers of data protection incidents, nuisance marketing cases and individual complaints. Source: ICO.org

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Record fine for firm behind nearly 100 million nuisance calls 0

A company behind 99.5 million nuisance calls has been fined a record £400,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office. Source: ICO.org

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Greater Manchester Police fined after victim interview videos go missing 2

Greater Manchester Police has been fined £150,000 after three DVDs containing footage of interviews with victims of violent or sexual crimes got lost in the post. Source: ICO.org

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