Pressure group calls for breakup of Facebook

A pressure group backed by a number of disparate organisations has called for the breakup of Facebook, primarily thanks to privacy fears. “Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg have amassed a scary amount of power,” says a pressure group called Freedom from Facebook. It said that Facebook “tracks us almost everywhere we go on the web and, […]

ICO strengthens commitment to technology and innovation with appointment of new executive director

The Information Commissioner’s commitment to encouraging new ideas and emerging technologies while protecting people’s privacy has been strengthened with a high-profile appointment. Simon McDougall is joining the ICO as Executive Director for Technology Policy and Innovation – leading new approaches to information rights practice and promoting the legally compliant processing of personal data as a […]

Butlins data breach: an example of not getting basics of data protection right, says data protection expert

Butlins has revealed that details on 34,000 guests at its resorts have been hacked. Booking reference numbers, lead guest names, holiday arrival dates, postal and email addresses and telephone numbers have been accessed as part of a phishing attack. Butlins managing director Dermot King said: “Butlin’s take the security of our guest data very seriously […]

ZL Technologies Wins Gold Stevie Award in 2018 International Business Awards for its GDPR Solutions

ZL GDPR Solutions have been selected to receive a Gold Stevie® in the 2018 International Business Awards. The company enable multinational enterprises to reach GDPR compliance through management of personal data found in emails, files, and other employee-created content. Organisations can search, remediate, and apply policies to documents across the entire enterprise from a single unified […]

Emma’s Diary fined £140,000 for illegally collecting and selling personal information for political campaigning

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Lifecycle Marketing (Mother and Baby) Ltd, also known as Emma’s Diary , £140,000 for illegally collecting and selling personal information belonging to more than one million people. The data broking company, which provides advice on pregnancy and childcare, sold the information to Experian Marketing Services, a branch of […]