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Information Commissioner Issues UK’s First Formal GDPR Notice

Data protection stakes are higher than ever as regulator fines Equifax £500,000 and issues a GDPR notice to firm that…

3 years ago

UK Data Complaints Double Under GDPR

New figures show the Information Commissioner's Office swamped with reports from individuals and companies alike

3 years ago

Google ‘Tracks Users Even With Location History Switched Off’

An AP investigation found a number of Google services tracked users even when they had explicitly switched off location tracking

3 years ago

DeepMind Diagnostic AI ‘More Accurate’ Than Human Eye Specialists

DeepMind's algorithm outperforms human doctors in initial tests, but questions hang over the use of AI in clinical practice

3 years ago

ICO Fines Emma’s Diary £140,000 Over Campaign Data

The pregnancy advice site illegally sold the personal data of one million people to the Labour Party for use in…

3 years ago

ICO Fines Website For Sharing Information With Labour Party

Data watchdog to fine website for “serious contravention” in selling data on 1 million people to the Labour Party

4 years ago

Facebook Fined £500,000 Over Cambridge Analytica Scandal

British data watchdog slaps Facebook with maximum possible fine over Cambridge Analytica scandal

4 years ago

Gloucester Police Fined For Disclosing Victim Details In Bulk Email

An officer failed to activate the 'BCC' function in a bulk email, landing the force a £80,000 penalty

4 years ago

University Fined £120,000 Over ‘Serious’ Security Breach

Hackers penetrated an unsecured microsite that had been left online for more than 10 years, stealing sensitive data and posting…

4 years ago

ICO Fines Prosecutors £325,000 Over Mislaid Police Interviews

The unencrypted discs, containing sensitive video interviews, went missing in the publicly accessible area of a CPS office in Brighton

4 years ago

Cambridge Analytica ‘Retained Facebook Data Derivatives’

Defunct company covered up its use of valuable predictive models drawn from Facebook information, claims report

4 years ago

Europe Tells ICANN Its GDPR Compliance Plans Need More Work

The internet supervisory body says it will continue to press for a moratorium on GDPR enforcement while it works to…

4 years ago

European Watchdogs To Tackle Social Media Data Harvesting

'Sorry is not enough' say European watchdogs as they form working group to data collection by social media

4 years ago

Information Commissioner ‘Assessing’ Evidence From Cambridge Analytica Raid

Data protection enforcement officers searched the firm's premises into the early hours of Saturday morning as Facebook data probe continues

4 years ago

ICO Investigates Gwent Police Over Data Breach

Data protection act violation? Welsh police force may be in trouble after it fails to notify people of potential data…

4 years ago

WhatsApp Agrees Not To Share Data With Facebook… For Now

The messaging app maker has said it won't share data with its parent company, as the Information Commissioner concludes its…

4 years ago

Government To Seek Post-Brexit EU Data Protection Agreement

Tech firms said they welcome the government's latest data protection plans, which could see an ongoing EU-level role for Britain's…

4 years ago

Thousands Of Government Sites Hacked To Mine Cryptocurrency

The hack affected the ICO, the NHS and thousands of government and academic organisations in the UK, the US and…

4 years ago

ICO Dishes £400,000 Fine To Carphone Warehouse For 2015 Data Breach

ICO investigation finds multiple failings that led to 2015 breach which saw 3m customers and employees data exposed

4 years ago

ICO Serves Notice On Ministry of Justice Over Information Delays

The ICO's has taken formal action against the MoJ after finding a backlog of hundreds of information requests, some dating…

4 years ago

Uber Admits 2.7m UK Users Had Data Stolen In Hack

Uber tells ICO that 2016 hack saw names, numbers and email addresses stolen

4 years ago

‘Concerned’ UK Regulators Look Into Uber’s Hidden Data Breach

ICO and NCSC are looking into the scale of the Uber hack before they take next steps

4 years ago

ICO Slaps Verso Data Trader With £80,000 Fine

Information Commissioner also warns entire data broking industry over its handling of people's personal data

4 years ago

NHS Launches API Lab To Promote Health Sector Data Exchange

NHS Digital is to collaborate with the supplier-led INTEROPen group on the development of APIs for exchanging health data

4 years ago

TalkTalk Is Fined £100,000 For Data Protection Act Breach

ICO says TalkTalk didn't do enough to stop criminals in Indian call centre from accessing huge amounts of customer data

4 years ago

New UK Data Protection Bill Gives Brits More Power And Makes More Demands Of Business

Businesses could face huge fines or criminal charges as individuals are given opportunity to withdraw consent for data, under proposed…

4 years ago

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5 years ago

ICO Fines Moneysupermarket.com £80,000 For Spamming Customers

Price comparison site sent out marketing emails to customers who had opted out

5 years ago