Latest Information Commissioner's Office articles

Analysis: Conflicting forces of cyber law and order

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New EU initiatives may duplicate, or even undermine, efforts to protect the UK’s financial services industry from cyber crime. And as Sooraj Shah and Andrew Charlesworth report, this is the last thing the sector needs
18 Apr 2012

Opinion: Security officers find shelter from the firing line

Changes in the way enterprises approach risk mean CISOs are no longer scapegoats-in-waiting
17 Apr 2012

Cyber crime and the limits of spin

17 Apr 2012

ICO distances itself from government snooping plans (UPDATED)

Data watchdog says interception of online data is purely a matter for Home Office
04 Apr 2012

Consumerisation complicates IT governance

Unrestricted use of consumer devices and public file-sharing services complicates IT governance and investigations, says forensic expert
03 Apr 2012

Lancashire police fined after losing data on vulnerable girl

Police force must pay £70,000 fine after details of a missing girl were found in the street
14 Mar 2012

Europe’s privacy chief lambasts proposed data protection changes

Rules have been relaxed to accommodate police forces, says independent data protection supervisor
08 Mar 2012

Q&A: Bring-your-own policies bring legal risks

Consumerisation has the potential to land CIOs in legal hot water.
07 Mar 2012

Feature: Are your smartphones in safe hands?

Employee smartphones can expose organisations to serious risks. Here are the measures IT leaders need to take to counter them
06 Mar 2012

IT chiefs eye Google's privacy dispute with interest

Google's changes to its privacy policy could affect how other firms treat data sharing
01 Mar 2012

Opinion: For every leak, there’s a solution

Data protection officers cannot be expected to combat breaches without the right tools
21 Feb 2012

Analysis: Data protection – is the EU going too far?

Many businesses fear that the new data protection proposals will mean an extra burden of cost at a time when they can least afford it
06 Feb 2012

Data watchdog is right to get tough

06 Feb 2012

ICO fine will hurt taxpayers

06 Feb 2012

Hospital faces £375,000 ICO fine after data sold on eBay

Brighton and Sussex General says it will challenge the decision
16 Jan 2012

Financial services firm loses 1.4 million customer records

Cattles Group admits losing backup tapes storing customer information, while the ICO investigates
06 Jan 2012

UK web sites 'must do better' on cookie laws

ICO warns too few sites are compliant with new EU cookie rules
13 Dec 2011

ICO hits Powys with record data breach fine

Powys County Council fined £130,000 after mix-up with child protection reports
07 Dec 2011

Data loss epidemic at UK local authorities

Campaigners uncover more than 1,000 data loss incidents at UK councils over the past three years
23 Nov 2011

Leading law firm selects Egress to protect client data

Law firm Withy King has adopted technology from Egress Software to protect and control information shared with its clients
16 Nov 2011

DPA breaches must carry tougher penalties

14 Nov 2011

Firms must come clean when data goes astray

14 Nov 2011

How worried should UK data guardians be about the Patriot Act?

The Patriot Act is sowing fear, uncertainty and doubt over the security of data held by US-owned cloud providers
02 Nov 2011

Consumerisation: how to manage the risks

Allowing staff to use personal devices for work can boost productivity and enhance morale. But the process needs careful management
01 Nov 2011