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  • 11 Jun 2013 12:26 AM | Deleted user

    has fined Glasgow city council £150,000 after a major data breach and the subsequent revelation that 74 of the authority’s laptops had gone missing. 

    http://www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=14440%3Aico-fines-city-council-p150000-over-data-breach-74-missing-laptops&catid=59&Itemid=27


  • 30 May 2013 12:29 AM | Deleted user

    Thousands of criminals, including burglars, will be allowed to work in hospitals, schools and care homes after senior judges ruled that criminal record checks were breaching offenders’ human rights.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/10085036/Burglars-win-right-to-keep-convictions-secret.html


  • 15 Apr 2013 12:30 AM | Deleted user

    Under EU data protection laws personal data must be "processed fairly and lawfully" and be collected for "specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a way incompatible with those purposes". 

    http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2013/april/businesses-can-provide-the-detail-of-their-purpose-in-collecting-personal-data-via-links-in-online-policies-says-watchdog/


  • 28 Mar 2013 12:32 AM | Deleted user

    Thousands of people with minor convictions dating back years are to have their records cleared in a major law change after judges declared the current system breached their human rights. 

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/clean-slate-for-thousands-as-minor-crimes-cleared-8550673.html


  • 06 Mar 2013 12:32 AM | Deleted user

    I was refused answers as a Wonga fraud victim - seemingly to protect the fraudster's data

    http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/cardsloans/article-2284193/ICO-refuses-reveal-I-Wonga-fraud-victim.html?ito=feeds-newsxml


  • 11 Feb 2013 12:33 AM | Deleted user

    A Government Minister has proposed draft laws that would allow the Government to force businesses to provide consumers with access to data they hold about them.

    http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2013/february/government-unveils-powers-to-force-companies-to-hand-consumers-their-data/


  • 07 Feb 2013 12:34 AM | Deleted user

    The number of new data protection enforcement cases taken on by the Information Commissioner's Office in 2012/13 has surged by almost 50% compared to the whole of the previous year. 

    http://localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13074%3Ainformation-commissioner-sees-huge-rise-in-data-protection-enforcement-cases&catid=59&Itemid=27


  • 25 Jan 2013 12:35 AM | Deleted user

    Sony has been fined £250,000 by the data watchdog for a breach that compromised the personal information of millions of the UK’s PlayStation users. 

    http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/sony-fined-250k-after-preventable-data-breach-jan13


  • 09 Jan 2013 12:36 AM | Deleted user

    The European Commission has criticised the UK for not implementing a controversial agreement that would force police to hand over DNA profiles, driver records and fingerprints to foreign counterparts on request. 

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/9788681/Britain-faces-fine-over-EU-data-sharing-row.html


  • 28 Dec 2012 12:37 AM | Deleted user

    The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is to meet with representatives from local authorities in a bid to address what it has called an "underlying problem" with the bodies' approach to data protection.

    http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2012/december/ico-to-meet-with-local-authorities-after-identifying-underlying-data-protection-problems-in-sector-/


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