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August 25, 2010  8:50 AM

You can outsource responsibility, but not accountability

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.ico, data breach notification, Data protection, incidents

Yesterday saw an announcement by the Financial Services Authority that the UK arm of

July 14, 2010  8:29 AM

When business trumps privacy

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.ico, Data protection, freedom, privacy

The BBC reports that the financial failure of gay teenager magazine XY, and its associated database, has given rise to a painful privacy conundrum: what happens to the database of registered site users?

When a company...


July 1, 2010  10:11 AM

Sensible guidance for school sports days

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.ico, Data protection, privacy

In a world where it's quite possible for minors to be arrested for taking pictures of parades on Armed Forces Day, parents go crying to the press when their


February 22, 2010  7:40 AM

Government backs down on increased data theft penalties

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.ico, crime, Data protection, legislation, politics

The Ministry of Justice has once again dropped plans to increase penalties against those who recklessly or deliberately misuse personal information. As part of its response to the


January 15, 2010  7:26 PM

ICO gains new powers to fine organisations

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.ico, Data protection, privacy

The Information Commissioner has confirmed that from April he will have new powers to fine organisations up to £500,000 for wilful or reckless misuse of personal...


September 16, 2009  11:53 AM

Surveillance State Kerplunk

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.ico, Data protection, Data sharing, identity cards, legislation, politics, Surveillance

The Conservatives have unveiled their plans for reversing the rise of the surveillance state. Seeking to pull the surveillance infrastructure out of government, their views are...


August 14, 2009  9:56 PM

The business case for privacy

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.ico, privacy

The Information Commissioner's Office has commissioned a study into the business case for privacy. Building on the


May 4, 2009  1:01 PM

Identity and Privacy 2009 – what to expect

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.ico, Biometrics, Conferences, identity, privacy

Next week beings the first Identity & Privacy Forum. Our keynote speaker this year is the Information Commissioner, Richard Thomas. We also have a host of experts from the fields of privacy, identity, security...


January 28, 2009  11:02 AM

The Personal Information Privacy Promise

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.ico, Data protection

The ICO has published the full list of organisations that have signed up to its new Personal Information Promise. The list, which is copies below, includes many household names, who...


January 23, 2009  7:28 AM

Home Office punished for prisoner data loss

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.ico, data breach notification, incidents

The Home Office has been reprimanded by the Information Commissioner for last year's loss of 84,000 prisoner records on a memory stick issued to contractor PA Consulting. This is an important decision by the ICO, since it...


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