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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…
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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…
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Company Previously Fined for Making Nuisance Calls Prosecuted

A company that has already been fined for making nuisance calls has now been prosecuted in a criminal court for continuing to break the law. Direct Choice Home Improvements Limited was given a £50,000 civil monetary penalty by the Information…
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Hackers Hijack Government Websites to Mine Crypto-cash

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) took down its website after a warning that hackers were taking control of visitors' computers to mine cryptocurrency. Security researcher Scott Helme said more than 4,000 websites, including many…
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Accident Recovery Firm Employee Fined

A former worker at an accident repair firm who downloaded and sold the personal data of motorists to nuisance callers has been fined. Phillip Bagnall, 33, of Scotta Road, Eccles, Greater Manchester, was an employee of Nationwide Accident…
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Company Fined £300,000 After Making 8.7 Million Nuisance Calls

A company that made 8.7 million nuisance calls has been fined £300,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Holmes Financial Solutions Ltd, based in Speke, Liverpool, made the automated marketing calls between 22 October 2015…
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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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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…