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Firms Still Struggling with PCI DSS Compliance

Despite the wave of costly data breaches over the last few years, nearly half of global firms that accept plastic are still failing to meet Payment Cards Industry (PCI) security standards, according to a report from Verizon. While overall…
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Taxi Booking App Firm is Fined

The company behind a taxi booking app has been fined £45,000 by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) for breaking the law on sending unsolicited text messages. Cab Guru Limited was set up by a consortium of licensed taxi and private…
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Council Fined £70,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office

A council has been fined £70,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for leaving vulnerable people’s personal information exposed online for five years. The Data Protection Act requires organisations to take appropriate measures…
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ICO Issues Nuisance Calls Warning

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has reminded companies making direct marketing calls that people registered with the Telephone Preference Service are “off limits”. The warning comes as the ICO issues fines totalling £150,000…
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Moneysupermarket fined £80,000

Price comparison website Moneysupermarket.com Ltd has been fined £80,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for sending millions of emails to customers who had made it clear they didn’t want to be contacted in that way. The…
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ICO publishes International Strategy

The ICO has published its first ever International Strategy to help it meet overseas data protection challenges including increased globalism, changing technology, GDPR and Brexit. The strategy aims to enhance privacy protection for the…
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Warning to SMEs as firm fined £60,000

Small and medium sized businesses are being warned to take note as a company which suffered a cyber attack is fined £60,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). An investigation by the ICO found Berkshire-based Boomerang…
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CSI LCS Hosts Data Destruction Open Day

CSI LCS to highlight awareness on dangers of inadequate IT disposal and raise funds for Sheffield Chamber’s charity of the year, Sheffield Young Carers WHO: Whoever is responsible for keeping your data secure in accordance with the Data…
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The Importance of Data Security During IT Disposal in the NHS

On the back of countless stories in the news, the issue of data security is a hot topic at the moment. In the UK's public sector, the need for organisations to tighten up on their policies is particularly pressing. In the course of the…