The cost of a data breach isn’t limited to financial loss. The repercussions of inadequate data handling processes can extend further and last longer than a one-time fine. On August 5, 2015, the British mobile phone retailer, Carphone Warehouse discovered a “sophisticated attack” on its systems, possibly compromising the personal information of 2.5 million customers and […]
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) handed out a record number of fines to companies in January, with financial services firms accounting for almost half of them, suggesting that pressure is being ramped up ahead of the incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Read full story.
Smart devices such as televisions, toys and smart home speakers will be expected to include new, strong security features to keep them safe from hackers, the Government has said. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced a Security By Design review which includes guidelines and a new code of practice from […]
With the May deadline for the upcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) fast approaching, new research has revealed that British businesses could be overloaded with up to 37m requests for personal data to be edited or deleted. Read full story.
This document is intended as an introduction to the content and structure of the Data Protection Bill for organisations and individuals who are already familiar with data protection law and the GDPR. It seeks to help you navigate your way around the Bill and focus on the sections that are most relevant to you. Read full […]
Video footage from four UK schools has found its way on to a US website that allows people to view unsecured CCTV cameras. It has led the Information Commissioner’s Office to reiterate the need for tighter CCTV camera security. Read full story.
The majority of small businesses in the UK are unprepared for the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Federation of Small Businesses has warned. Its research suggests that one-third of small and medium-sized businesses have not updated their IT infrastructure and business updates in order to make sure that they comply with the GDPR […]
London councils have spent over £1.2m in preparation for new EU data protection laws, a think tank report has revealed. London councils have individually spent up to £300,000 on software, training and consultancy to prepare for the EU’s General Data Protect Regulation (GDPR) ahead of the compliance deadline of 25 May 2018, according to a report […]