Monthly Archives: July 2011

Cookies, like it or hate it the change has arrived!

The new regulations on how cookies are allowed to be used have arrived amidst a blizzard of criticism from the people who have to implement the changes. What are they? Simple, instead of applying a cookie directly to a ‘customer’ … Continue reading

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Are we about to have another witch-hunt in Glasgow with the release of sex-offender information?

Last week it was revealed that the Scottish Information Commissioner, Kevin Dunion, changed his mind about the release of details relating to the whereabouts of sex offenders in the Glasgow area. This was brought about due to the actions of three housing … Continue reading

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Over 900 Police Workers in England and Wales Breached The Data Protection Act

It has come to light following a Freedom of Information request to 36 police forces in England and Wales, by Big Brother Watch, that 904 police officers and civilians were disciplined, resulting in the resignation of 98 of them and … Continue reading

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Who is responsible for the phone hacking saga?

The Irish Data protection Commissioner, Gary Davis, has we understand, taken the unprecedented step of contacting the mobile phone operators in Ireland to try to shut down phone hacking for the future. Mr Davis’ plan involves a very radical plan … Continue reading

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Hacking into phones and Blagging, where is it all going?

Whose fault is it for all these mobile phones being ‘hacked’? Simple, the owners and users of the phones, if you listen to the private investigators! In an interview yesterday, one investigator said that he was doing nothing wrong as … Continue reading

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Information Commissioner wants private sector to be more open to audits

Following the publication of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Annual Report it is revealed that the highest number of data security breaches in any sector was that of the private sector in 2010/11. Out of a total number of reported breaches (608) … Continue reading

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Five more health organisations in breach of The Data Protection Act 1998, still no Financial Penalties issued!

Christopher Graham, the Information Commissioner, has issued five health organisations with Undertakings following their failure to keep sensitive personal data secure. In February 2011, Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust misplaced 29 patient records after a member of staff took them home … Continue reading

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