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Posts tagged European Union Data Protection

Mandatory Reporting of Data Security Breaches

It has been announced that the European Commission, together with the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, is looking to bring in mandatory reporting of information security breaches, at least within some industry sectors. In an interesting press release titled “EU Cybersecurity plan to protect open internet and online freedom […]

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Data Protection Act – Calls for more powers while breaches continue

Data Protection Act – Calls for more powers while breaches continue

Earlier this week, the Justice Committee Ninth Report made the recommendation that the Information Commissioners should have the power to issue custodial sentences (prison time) for breaches of the Data Protection Act rather than be limited to the current system whereby a fine of up to £500,000 can be levied against those responsible for a […]

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Schools breach data protection rules

Schools breach data protection rules

Today the Information Commissioner’s Office announced a data protection act breach at the Bay House School in Hampshire which placed data belonging to nearly 20,000 people at risk. Reading the ICO report, it appears this breach was the result of an attack on its website and the fact that members of staff re-used passwords for […]

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New EU data security rules

New EU data security rules

EU data security rules will be strengthened and made more consistent, under new legislation being drawn up by the EU Justice Commissioner, Viviane Reding. Her proposals cover the full range of internet-based activities, from cloud computing and social media to banking and finance. They even include the consideration of establishing a “right to be forgotten” […]

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