Prison Service in NI Warned over Data Breach
Prison Service warned over data breach

Prison Service in NI Warned over Data Breach

The prison service in Northern Ireland has been warned by the ICO over another data breach. The ICO press release is available online: http://ico.org.uk/news/latest_news/2014/prison-service-warned-after-maze-records-sold-at-auction-18062014 This incident relates to the Prison Service…

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December DPA Breach Fines
Payday loan companies need to be aware of the DPA and PECR.

December DPA Breach Fines

The run up to Christmas 2013 has shown that the Information Commissioners Office is still busy fining organisations and individuals for breaches of the Data Protection Act (DPA). In December…

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Governance failure costs £45,000
Telesales can be effective at promoting your business but you need good governance in place to make it work for you.

Governance failure costs £45,000

A breakdown of internal governance processes has led to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) issuing a civil monetary penalty (fine) on Tameside Energy Services Ltd, a Manchester based company claiming to…

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Lack of Laptop Encryption costs City Council £150,000
All portable computing devices are at risk of theft or loss. Encryption helps manage this risk.

Lack of Laptop Encryption costs City Council £150,000

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has announced today that it has fined Glasgow City Council £150,000 following the loss of two laptops because neither had any encryption software applied. The…

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Another lack of encryption leads to a Data Protection Act Fine
NHS & Healthcare Security : Sensitive data needs proper protection.

Another lack of encryption leads to a Data Protection Act Fine

On Friday, 15 Feb 13, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) announced that the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) had been fined £150,000 for a breach of the data protection…

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