Data Destruction Project

Former Housing Worker Convicted by Jury of Data Protection Offences

A former housing worker who shared a confidential report identifying a potential vulnerable victim has been convicted of data protection offences by a jury. A trial at St Albans Crown Court was told that in August 2015, London Borough of…
Data Destruction Project

Scottish Company Raided Over 200 Million Nuisance Calls

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has searched a business premises near Glasgow, as part of an investigation into a company suspected of making over 200 million illegal nuisance calls. Some of the calls potentially put people’s…
Data Destruction Project

Ransomware: What Is It And How Can You Prevent It?

Take a look at this article we found on ransomware.  It's very interesting & full of great tips on how to prevent attacks on your system!  Ransomware has been around for a while now and grows more prevalent with each passing year.…
Data Destruction Project

Facebook Under Fire in Escalating Data Row

Politicians in the US, Europe and the UK are calling on Facebook to explain how data on millions of its users was harvested. US senators have called on Mark Zuckerberg to testify before Congress about how it will protect users. The head…
Data Destruction Project

Camelot Warns of 'Low Level' National Lottery Hack

National Lottery owner Camelot has warned of a "low level" cyber-attack that affected 150 customer accounts. It has asked all of its customers to change the passwords on their accounts as a precaution. The hackers used credentials gleaned…
Data Destruction Project

ICO Raids Investigating 11 Million Nuisance Text Messages

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has searched two addresses in Greater Manchester as part of an investigation into companies suspected of sending millions of unsolicited text messages. ICO enforcement officers executed search…
Data Destruction Project

Equifax Finds More Victims of 2017 Breach

The massive data breach suffered by credit-rating company Equifax hit more people than previously thought, the company has reported. In September last year Equifax said it had discovered that 145 million US customers may have had their information…
Data Destruction Project

Supreme Court Considers Microsoft Overseas Data Row

A five-year legal battle between Microsoft and the US Justice Department reaches the Supreme Court this week. The row is over whether US laws give the government the power to make tech companies surrender data they have on users that is stored…
Data Destruction Project

Former Council Worker Fined for Sharing Personal Information via Snapchat

A former local authority education worker who illegally shared personal information about schoolchildren and their parents has been prosecuted. Samira Bouzkraoui, 24, took a screenshot of a council spreadsheet concerning children and their…
Data Destruction Project

New Model Announced for Funding the Data Protection Work of the ICO

The Government has announced a new charging structure for data controllers to ensure the continued funding of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The new structure was laid before Parliament yesterday (Tuesday 20 February) as a…