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 […]

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 […]