Company that failed to register with the ICO and failed to comply with an information notice is prosecuted

Noble Design and Build of Telford, Shropshire, which operates CCTV systems in buildings across Sheffield, broke data protection laws by failing to comply with an Information Notice. The company also failed to register with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), despite it being a criminal offence to do so. On Monday 2 July 2018, the company […]

Trio of tech giants accused of deceiving users over their privacy

A Norwegian consumer agency has accused Microsoft, Google and Facebook of manipulating users to select intrusive privacy options. In a report, entitled Deceived by Design, The Norwegian Consumer Council – Forbrukertilsynet – has said that Microsoft, Google, and Facebook have “employed numerous tricks and tactics to nudge or push consumers towards giving consent to sharing […]

Was HMRC in breach of GDPR?

According to a privacy pressure group, HMRC has collected 5.1 million taxpayers’ voiceprints without their consent. Under GDPR, consent must be freely given. But callers to the HMRC are not given the option to say no, suggests Big Brother Watch, when they are asked to provide their voice as their password. Callers to HMRC who […]