Glasgow City Council has been fined £150,000 by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) for losing unencrypted laptops. It's time for all public sector bodies to adopt and enforce more stringent policies.
The ICO has fined Glasgow City council £150,000 following the loss of two unencrypted laptops - one of which contained the personal information of 20,143 people.
The Information Commissioner's Office has warned of a lack of understanding and high costs surrounding the proposed EU data reforms in a new independent survey.
The Health and Social Care Act has come into play but as the ICO comments, it still isn't clear who's responsible for data control.
Running a BYOD scheme takes a lot of consideration to stay secure - the ICO has released a big document for guidance, but how clear is it? And will it be followed?
The ICO has said organisations need to be more stringent over security with its BYOD schemes - only 3 in 10 employees are given guidance on using devices securely.
The Information Commissioner Christopher Graham has outlined the ICO's corporate plan for the next three years at the annual Data Protection Officer Conference in Manchester.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has welcomed the stance in this week's new Open Data White Paper on the need to safeguard privacy.
In his official response to the plans, Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham said, "“We welcome the publication of today’s Open Data White Paper and its recognition that transparency and openness must be central to the way modern public authorities operate.
Campaigning security journalist Peter Warren raises another red flag for all Cloud users
The Cloud is in trouble, legal trouble. And the reason is, as the legal community have just pointed out, that if you use the Cloud you are probably contravening the Data Protection Act - because you don’t know where your data is at any one time.
The Cloud is one of those marketing buzzwords that is very slowly beginning to evaporate - or should I say condense - in the cold clear light of day.
Oh dear God it’s happened again. The ICO’s laid out another massive fine, yet again it’s to an NHS body - and yet again it’s for an eye-watering figure for total carelessness with patient data.
This time civil penalty against the Belfast Health and Social Care (BHSC) Trust.