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  • 19 Aug 2018 9:50 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Information Commissioner’s Office has demonstrated its commitment to technology and innovation by appointing a new executive director to focus on this area


    https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252446775/ICO-strengthens-commitment-to-technology-and-innovation

  • 19 Aug 2018 9:49 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The UK’s privacy watchdog has fined a marketing company for illegally collecting and selling personal information for political campaigning

    https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252446602/ICO-fines-Emmas-Diary-140000

  • 19 Aug 2018 9:48 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Holiday camp chain blames cyber breach on a phishing attack, implying that attackers were able to steal user credentials to access customer data – and underlining the need for security awareness training


    https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252446694/Butlins-warns-of-potential-personal-data-breach

  • 19 Aug 2018 9:47 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    According to a recent report from Malwarebytes, an anti-malware software company, the second most commonly detected malware for consumer devices during the second quarter of 2018 forced infected devices to mine cryptocurrencies.

    http://www.acfe.com/fraud-examiner.aspx?id=4295002984

  • 12 Aug 2018 9:04 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    More than half of UK consumers will exercise their General Data Protection Regulation rights within a year and almost two-thirds will retract or review data use because of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal, a study shows

    https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252446349/Half-of-UK-consumers-to-exercise-GDPR-rights-within-a-year

  • 06 Aug 2018 9:34 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    UK consumers have only a marginal degree of trust in organisations to protect their digital data, with less than half of UK consumers (46%) willing to exchange personal data for free or discounted services

    https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252445947/UK-business-overestimating-level-of-consumer-trust-study-shows

  • 06 Aug 2018 9:34 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The warning from the ICO concerns use of data stemming from research initiatives that universities are involved in, but, when considered with the growing cyber threat facing the sector, it should spur universities to improve the security of all the data they hold and to better control how it is shared and used.

    https://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2018/july/cyber-data-doors-for-universities/

  • 06 Aug 2018 9:33 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Reddit social media network today announced that it suffered a security breach in June that exposed some of its users' data, including their current email addresses and an old 2007 database backup containing usernames and hashed passwords.

    https://thehackernews.com/2018/08/hack-reddit-account.html

  • 06 Aug 2018 9:31 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Dixons Carphone has said a huge data breach that took place last year involved 10 million customers, up from its original estimate of 1.2 million.


    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45016906


  • 30 Jul 2018 10:53 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Legal expert Alexander Egerton considers whether the ICO’s planned £500,000 fine for Facebook is the precursor of a spate of increased fines across the board, or if it shows the ICO’s stance has not changed and will continue to target certain activities

    https://www.computerweekly.com/opinion/What-the-ICOs-Facebook-fine-teaches-us

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