Tag Archives: ICO

ICO announces progress in tracking down nuisance SMS

ICO The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have announced that there has been “significant progress made in identifying those responsible for sending spam texts.” An investigation into spam SMS has been ongoing since.. more
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Job hunting students’ Facebook worries

facebook Students these days are concerned about what potential employers might find out about them on the net when it comes to job interviews. And of course, when they say the internet,.. more
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Hospital breaches data protection, destroys 10,000 patient records

ICO The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have revealed that Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust breached the Data Protection Act by accidentally destroying the records of 10,000 patients. Most of the records would.. more
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ICO says laptop thefts highlights need for encryption

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have forced two organisations to take action after they breached the Data Protection Act by failing to ensure personal information was encrypted. In both instances, laptops were stolen which contained sensitive information relating to pupils and other individuals. In May.. more
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ICO sees large rise in complaints for SMS spam

The Information Commissioner’s Office says that it’s aware of “the growing problem of spam text messages”, in particular with regard to those that sell financial services. Organisations must comply with a set of regulations when sending text messages, and the ICO has seen a large.. more
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ICO satisfied with Google’s privacy levels

Last year, Google ran into considerable hot water when its Street View cars were hooked up with equipment to make a wi-fi map of the UK as they went round snapping. The problem was, the cars “mistakenly” sampled data from unsecured wireless networks, including URLs,.. more
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NHS loses laptops in another security faux-pas

Last year, the ICO named the NHS as the worst offender when it came to data breaches in the UK. And not willing to relinquish its data-dunce hat, the health service has managed to engineer another major security incident at NHS North Central London, where.. more
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T-Mobile data thieves fined £74,000

Two ex-staff of T-Mobile who stole and sold on customer data a few years back have been fined £73,700 at Chester Crown Court. David Turley and Darren Hames pleaded guilty to committing offences against Section 55 of the Data Protection Act last year. The pair’s.. more
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ICO slaps £120,000 fine on Surrey council for data breaches

Surrey council has been hit with a heavy fine from the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office). The council was handed the large penalty because it managed to drop the data ball on three separate occasions, with two breaches suffered last year and one in January of.. more
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ICO gives UK websites a year to comply with EU cookie regulation

The Information Commissioner’s Office has announced that it will give UK websites twelve months before it will enforce the new EU cookie law. The EU stipulations have triggered a revision of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations by the government which officially comes into play.. more
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