Former hospital worker prosecuted for inappropriately accessing patient records

A former employee of a Milton Keynes hospital trust has been prosecuted for accessing patient records without authorisation. Michelle Harrison of Milton Keynes, inappropriately accessed the records of 12 patients outside of her role as receptionist/general assistant in the Orthotics Department at Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust between March 2016 and January 2017. […]

Businesses at risk due to unidentified network traffic according to global survey

New findings of a global survey, revealed that IT managers cannot identify 45 percent of their organization’s network traffic. In fact, nearly one-in-four cannot identify 70 percent of their network traffic. The survey ‘The Dirty Secrets of Network Firewalls’ by Sophos, found that the lack of visibility creates significant security challenges for today’s businesses and […]

Kensington and Chelsea Council fined for identifying owners of unoccupied properties in FOI response

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has been fined £120,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after it unlawfully identified 943 people who owned vacant properties in the borough. Names of the owners and the addresses of their unoccupied homes were sent to three journalists who had requested statistical information under the Freedom of […]

Half of consumers still haven’t received emails from brands asking for permission to keep in touch, research uncovers

Nearly half (49%) of UK consumers are still yet to receive an email from brands asking permission to continue using their personal data in accordance with upcoming GDPR regulation, research by Databoxer finds today. Despite the GDPR regulation looming on 25th May 2018, which states that brands will need explicit permission from customers to use […]