Data protection fee needs to be paid

ICO sets out clear message to those who do not pay the data protection fee by enforcing fines. From 25 May 2018, it is required by the Data Protection (Charges and Information) Regulations 2018, for each organisation who process personal information to pay a data protection fee to the Information Commissioner’s Office. The ICO stated: […]

San Francisco: the first city in the US to ban facial recognition technology

The “Stop Secret Surveillance” ordinance has been passed 8-1 by the city’s board of supervisors. The ordinance bans facial recognition technology being used by local agencies such as law enforcement. Additionally any future plans to buy any kind of new surveillance technology will have to be approved by city administrators first. The ban won’t stop […]

“The threat from cyber crime to the UK is continuing to evolve,” NCA says

Report reveals that the threat from cyber crime is increasing significantly and additional funding is needed. It was revealed in the National Crime Agency’s (NCA) National strategic assessment of serious organised crime 2019 report, that an extra £2.7bn investment is needed to tackle serious organised crime over the next three years. The report warned that […]

HMRC handed an enforcement notice following GDPR violation

Following an investigation HM Revenue and Customers (HMRC) has been hit with an enforcement notice after contravening the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Following a complaint from the privacy watchdog, Big Brother Watch, the Information Commissioner’s Officer (ICO) conducted an investigation into HMRC for failing to gain explicit consent from individuals about their biometric data. […]