Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to provide advice to attendees on overcoming compliance concerns at Data Protection World Forum

Data Protection World Forum is proud to announce that the UK’s data protection watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), is set to provide attendees a rare opportunity to receive in-person advice about their corporate data protection challenges, with its ‘Ask the ICO’ consultation at the event. The ICO, which is integral to upholding GDPR and […]

Six month prison sentence for motor industry employee in first ICO Computer Misuse Act prosecution

A motor industry employee has been sentenced to six months in prison in the first prosecution to be brought by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under legislation which carries a potential prison sentence. Mustafa Kasim, who worked for accident repair firm Nationwide Accident Repair Services (NARS), accessed thousands of customer records containing personal data without […]

Q&A with Nick Brandreth, VP of Sales at Integris Software

Nick Brandreth leverages over 16 years’ experience in the Information Security sector, having worked at firms including Safebreach, cyber-security firm Imperva, and Tripwire, where they were early proponents of DevOps and DevSecOps through the work of Gene Kim. In his current role, Nick continues to evangelise on cutting-edge technologies by implementing innovative solutions for data […]

Data dealers accused of GDPR failings

Data law regulators in Europe have been called upon to look into a potential data breach case, with brokers, credit ratings agencies and adtech firms falling under suspicion of not playing by new rules. Complaints were filed to regulators last week by a campaign group named Privacy International, regarding possible transgressions committed by the data […]

Personal data protection in Turkey : The impact on business

The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) finally came into force in May – as every business in Europe knows. Turkey has similar legislation, although some differences exist. Fail to comply with GDPR and you pay a substantial penalty; likewise, breach Turkish provisions and there are administrative fines as well as criminal penalties. Companies doing business […]

ICO hits Leave.EU and Arron Banks insurance company with £135,000 in fines

An investigation conducted by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) into a data breach suffered by Leave.EU has left the pro-Brexit campaign group with a huge financial penalty. Fines totalling £135,000 have been imposed upon Leave.EU as well as an insurance company owned by the organisation’s founder Arron Banks, due to the illegal use of personal […]