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Business strategy

PPI companies punished for sending spam texts

One company was fined £80,000 for sending 1.3 million texts to unsuspecting victims
24 Nov 2015
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Police
data protection

CPS fined £200k for loss of "high-profile" crime interviews

CPS left videos on unencrypted laptops, which were then stolen
4 Nov 2015
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News

Thomson's apology for data breach "not good enough"

ICO is investigating security lapse, while email recall success is called into question
26 Aug 2015
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hacking

ICO will look into Edinburgh City Council data breach

Watchdog says it is aware of hack that lost 13,000 people's emails
9 Jul 2015
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public sector

Why the ICO is being more careful over who it fines

Privacy watchdog is having greater success issuing fines for data breaches
2 Jul 2015
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data protection

Would you pay to protect your data online?

ICO says firms must protect user data, but people are worried about how secure their information is
9 Apr 2015
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data protection

ICO says businesses must advise consumers of data usage

Majority of people are concerned about how their data is used or sold to external companies
19 Mar 2015
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Server & storage

NHS to face compulsory data protection audits by law

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) now has the power to carry out compulsory data audits within NHS organisations
2 Feb 2015
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Policy & legislation

Google ordered to overhaul privacy policy by ICO

Search giant says it's happy to comply with data protection watchdog's ruling, and has already made some changes
30 Jan 2015
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Policy & legislation

ICO blasts sluggish speed of EU data law reforms

Information Commissioner calls for sensible laws when it comes to personal data
14 Jan 2015
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News

Grampian Health Board ordered to improve patient data safety

Scottish NHS organisation warned over mishandling of data after sensitive information abandoned in supermarket
20 Nov 2014
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ICO
Business strategy

BBC & Essex Police improve response times to FOI requests

But four local authorities will be monitored over information request delays
22 Sep 2014
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Mobile apps demanding too much user information

ICO research finds that 85 per cent of apps demand too much personal data
11 Sep 2014
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Security

East Midlands Ambulance Service loses data disk

East Midlands Ambulance Service confirms it's notified authorities about the breach
2 Sep 2014
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hacking

Racing Post escapes ICO fine over 2013 data breach

Data protection watchdog claims leaked data would not have caused "substantial distress" to those affected
28 Aug 2014
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Data breach
Security

Ministry of Justice fined £180k over lost hard drives

Ministry of Justice hit by ICO fine after failing to ensure prisoners' data was encrypted
26 Aug 2014
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data protection

ICO raids Welsh claims management firm over nuisance texts

Data protection watchdog said raid will help it ascertain whether or not to take enforcement action
21 Aug 2014
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Money
Business strategy

Digital marketing firm hit with £50k nuisance calls fine

Reactiv Media apologises for making marketing calls to TPS members, and claims they were made in error
29 Jul 2014
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Landline calls
Business strategy

UK TPS users still receive nuisance calls, research shows

Ofcom nuisance calls research shows TPS sign-ups leads to users receiving a third fewer calls
25 Jul 2014
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Security

ICO demands funding reforms

Information Commissioner's Office claims current funding model could affect the amount of work it can do
15 Jul 2014
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Mobile

ICO sounds alarm over wearable tech privacy issues

Data protection body warns wearable tech users and device makers to be wary of falling foul of privacy regulations
27 Jun 2014
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data protection

UK Police woefully unequipped to handle data

Only one in 17 police forces tested by the ICO have been found to adequately handle people’s data
25 Jun 2014
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News

Student Loans Company slammed over data security gaffes

UK data protection watchdog hits out at student finance organisation's data handling skills
27 May 2014
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Security

eBay data breach set to be investigated by the ICO

Auction site finds itself at centre of several security investigations in wake of data breach
23 May 2014
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