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Man Prosecuted & Police Force Given Undertaking, After Sensitive Data Leak

A Kent man who posted sensitive police information on Twitter has appeared in court after he admitted breaking the Data Protection Act. William Godfrey, 30, of Bull Lane, Bethersden, had previously been in a relationship with a probationary…
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Company Fined for 75 million Nuisance Automated Calls

A company which made 75 million nuisance calls in four months has been fined £350,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Miss-sold Products UK Ltd made the automated marketing calls between 16 November 2015 and 7 March 2016.…
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Four Firms Fined a Total of £600,000 by ICO

Four companies that disrupted people with nuisance marketing have been fined a total of £600,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Hundreds of complaints from the public about the firms prompted four ICO investigations, and…
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Carphone Warehouse fined £400,000

Carphone Warehouse has been issued with one of the largest fines by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), after one of their computer systems was compromised as a result of a cyber-attack in 2015. The company’s failure to secure…
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Forever 21 Confirms Data Breach

Fashion retailer Forever 21 has confirmed there has been unauthorized access to data from payment cards used at some of its stores. The company is notifying its customers that it recently received a report from a third party that about the…
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Huddle's 'Highly Secure' Work Tool Exposed KPMG and BBC Files

The BBC has discovered a security flaw in the office collaboration tool Huddle that led to private documents being exposed to unauthorised parties. A BBC journalist was inadvertently signed in to a KPMG account, with full access to private…
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University of East Anglia Suffers Second Leak of 2017

The University of East Anglia has suffered its second serious data leak this year after personal details of a member of staff were sent to 300 postgraduate students. The incident seems to have happened when an administrator accidentally used…
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ICO Survey Shows Most UK Citizens Don’t Trust Organisations with Their Data

The ICO’s Deputy Commissioner will be reminding organisations to be transparent with people’s personal data after a survey revealed a significant deficit of trust that organisations must address if they want to innovate with personal information. The…
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ICO Issues £80,000 Fine to Unlawful Data Supplier

A firm trading in people’s personal information and describing itself as ‘the UK’s Premier Lead Generation Provider’ has been fined £80,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Verso Group (UK) Limited failed to comply…
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New Data Protection Advice Aimed at Small Organisations Preparing for the GDPR

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) will launch a dedicated advice line on Wednesday 1 November at 10am to help small organisations prepare for a new data protection law. The phone service is aimed at people running small businesses…