North London council fined after parking ticket system flaw leaves personal information at risk

Islington Council failed to keep up to 89,000 people’s information secure on its parking ticket system website. That was the conclusion of an Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) investigation which has resulted in a £70,000 fine for the London borough. Islington Council’s Ticket Viewer system allows people to see a CCTV image or video of their alleged […]

The new UK Data Protection Bill will criminalise failures under GDPR

The British Government announced today (Monday 7 August 2017) that it will incorporate Directive 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation) along with specific derogations permitted under the GDPR as well as the Data Protection Law Enforcement Directive (DPLED) into UK law. The move effectively repeals the current Data Protection Act 1998. This follows a short consultation […]

GDPR: untangling the trickiest regulations

YouGov recently found that only 3 in every 10 UK businesses have started preparing for the GDPR. This is worrying when we consider that the GDPR is mandatory, and that the penalties for non-compliance are severe. Businesses simply can’t bury their heads in the sand when it comes to this new regulation. To help enterprises along their […]

How to manage your data under GDPR

Many organisations are harnessing the power of data to build a 360-degree view of their customers. These profiles, created with multiple data sources, have enabled better insights for fraud detection, loan approvals, collections and recovery, anti-money laundering, as well as increasing customer satisfaction and maximising ROI. Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) however, this practice […]