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ICO finds public sector bodies are still failing to protect sensitive data

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In the past two days the ICO has reported DPA breaches at several public bodies, including two NHS trusts, despite recent CfH claims that it would improve
28 Oct 2011

Experts split over the benefits of compulsory data breach notification

NCC Group's Rob Cotton
Moves to force organisations to disclose security breaches could just lead to 'notification fatigue'
25 Oct 2011

ICO warns ministers over use of personal email accounts

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Department for Education accused of trying to avoid FOI requests
20 Sep 2011

Responsible data leak disclosure


16 Sep 2011

Camden Council boosts mobile security

Council implements Computrace remote tracking and deletion technology to stay on the right side of the ICO
16 Sep 2011

ICO slams University Hospital of South Manchester for DPA breach

The hospital lost personal information relating to the treatment of 87 patients
07 Sep 2011

ICO rebukes Scottish child protection agency over data security lapses

Sensitive information was sent to the wrong email address and left in a second-hand furniture shop
06 Sep 2011

Opinion: There is no Geneva Convention online

When it comes to cyber safety, the mantra should be “trust, but verify”
05 Sep 2011

Microsoft accused of tracking Windows Phone handsets

Federal court case alleges software giant tracks users, even when they've turned off phone's tracking feature
01 Sep 2011

ICO wants primary schools to teach data privacy lessons

Safe social networking to join the Three Rs
31 Aug 2011

How to prevent voicemail hacking

There are important measures that mobile operators and users can take
17 Aug 2011

StreetView review finds Google has upped its privacy game

ICO audit of search giant's privacy safeguards show signs of improved privacy practices
16 Aug 2011

Human Rights Commission calls for transparency on personal data

The Equality and Human Rights Commission wants the government to bring in changes that will better protect people's personal information
16 Aug 2011

Lush signs undertaking with the ICO following data breach

Company only allowed to store the minimum amount of data necessary to receive payments
10 Aug 2011

Hampshire School breaches Data Protection Act

Using the same password for multiple systems led to the hack
09 Aug 2011

Left in a pub: thousands of Londoners' personal details

Unencrypted memory stick handed in to police but ICO opts not to fine
05 Aug 2011

Analysis: Should the ICO wield the carrot or the stick?

Fines have been levied at already strapped-for-cash councils - but is fining the right approach?
04 Aug 2011

Police data stolen from officer's home

A USB stick containing data concerning Greater Manchester Police operations was taken
29 Jul 2011

MPs blame mobile phone companies over hacking scandal

Orange, T-Mobile and Vodafone should have done more to protect and alert customers, according to a Commons Home Affairs Committee report
22 Jul 2011

University of York leaks student details

ICO makes professor sign an undertaking after 148 student records were wrongly made accessible to classmates for more than a year
21 Jul 2011

Lancashire Police Authority criticised for leaking personal details on its web site

Body breached Data Protection Act by publishing details of an individual's confidential complaint
19 Jul 2011

Should we let the inmates run the asylum?

To what extent should private businesses be allowed to influence the crafting of new regulations?
14 Jul 2011

European Commission set to consult on data breach rules

ISPs and Member States will provide information
14 Jul 2011

Understanding new guidance on data protection and geolocation services

What impact does the recent EU geolocation opinion have on developers of mobile apps and web sites that use geolocation functions?
12 Jul 2011