Category Archives: Information Security

Why is everyone so angry about the proposed EU Data Protection Regulations?

I have been reading about the proposed new EU Regulation on Data Protection and a lot of people seem to be highlighting a lot of what they perceive to be negatives within it, whereas I see them as being positives. … Continue reading

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A Couple Of Not So Healthy Uses Of Sensitive Personal Data

It transpires that a manager of a leisure centre, run by a local council, who was responsible for accepting people with health problems from their GP to enable them to have fitness sessions related to their particular condition, was being … Continue reading

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Do You Have Everything You Need To Process The Data You Hold?

This is becoming a very interesting question in the modern world of data retention and data management but too many companies are either holding insufficient data for their needs or, even worse, too much!! Either way, both are potentials for … Continue reading

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Dame Fiona Caldicott Review: Her Further Recommendations – “unlawful personal data processing and sharing should be reported as ‘data breach’”

Dame Fiona Caldicott has recommended that all health and social care bodies should publish details of cases where they have processed or shared patients’ personal data without legal basis. This recommendation formed part of her report, commissioned by the Government, … Continue reading

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Does The Data Protection Act Need Beefing Up To Prevent Further Horse Play?

So, once again we hear of police officers, at all levels it would appear, using the PNC to access information on other people for their own ends and gains. This is becoming an all too common affair now and one … Continue reading

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Should Ticked Consent Be Valid?

How many times have you gone online to buy or book something and found that the website owner is asking your consent to send you other marketing or share your information with other third party suppliers? I would hope it … Continue reading

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Yahoo!! What A Breach That Was….

Well, it seems that a few days ago that Yahoo! security was breached and the details of 450k passwords and user accounts were copied and published online by a group calling itself D33D. Yahoo! were quick to investigate this alleged … Continue reading

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