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  • 25 Jan 2013 12:35 AM | Anonymous

    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 | Anonymous

    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 | Anonymous

    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-/


  • 18 Dec 2012 12:37 AM | Anonymous

    A social worker left papers containing sexual abuse allegations in a plastic bag on a train in one of a series of blunders that saw fines for data breaches at councils hit £1.9 million. 

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/a-series-of-blunders-social-worker-left-papers-containing-sexual-abuse-allegations-in-plastic-bag-on-train-8422754.html


  • 14 Dec 2012 12:38 AM | Anonymous

    The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has called for an increase to the "inadequate" penalties available for data protection offences after an employee of a High Street bank admitted accessing the bank records of her partner's ex-wife. 

    http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2012/december/ico-calls-for-increased-fines-as-high-street-bank-worker-admits-accessing-account-of-partners-ex-wife/


  • 01 Nov 2012 12:39 AM | Anonymous

    Justice Committee Tells EU To Rethink Data Protection Proposals

    http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/news/justice-committee-eu-data-protection-98022


  • 02 Jul 2012 12:40 AM | Anonymous

    The European Commission has not calculated the full costs to businesses of changes to the EU data protection regime, the Government has said.

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/07/02/eu_data_reforms_too_costly_for_biz_says_uk_gov/


  • 22 Mar 2011 12:41 AM | Anonymous

    Pre-owned mobile phones and SIM cards purchased on eBay or from shops were checked using readily available equipment to see what personal information was left on the handsets. Around half the handsets and chips examined by ethical hacker Jason Hart still held sensitive information.

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/03/22/sensitive_data_ebayed_mobiles/


  • 15 Feb 2008 12:41 AM | Anonymous

    The Information Commissioner's Office has said that the rash of data-breach reports in the past five months is due not to more data breaches, but to more people admitting to them.

    http://news.zdnet.co.uk/security/0,1000000189,39292874,00.htm


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