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  • Progress on EU Data Protection Reform Now Irreversible Following European Parliament Vote

    The EU (European Parliament) has cemented the strong support previously given at committee level to the European Commission’s data protection reform (MEMO/13/923 and MEMO/14/60) by voting in favour of reform. The data protection reform will ensure more effective control of people over their personal data, and make it easier for businesses to operate and innovate […]

  • BT Investigated over Email Data

    BT is being investigated by the UK’s data authority after a whistleblower claimed the company “exposed user credentials en masse”. BT is moving seven million customers to its new email service, away from Yahoo. It is understood that vulnerabilities were discovered while the new email system was in its testing phase last year, and that […]

  • British Pregnancy Advice Service (BPAS) fined £200,000 following data breach

    The British Pregnancy Advice Service (BPAS), a charity that offers help and advice to women considering a termination of pregnancy, has been served a £200,000 penalty following the data breach that revealed almost 10,000 users’ details to a hacker. The hacker, James Jeffery (previously jailed for 32 months in April 2012 for hacking the same […]

  • Head of Europol Warns Against Public wi-fi Networks

    Head of Europol’s cybercrime centre (Troels Oerting), has issued a warning that people should send personal data only across networks that they trust. He said the warning was motivated by the growing number of attacks being carried out via public wi-fi, “We have seen an increase in the misuse of wi-fi, in order to steal […]

  • URM supports UK’s first transition to ISO 27001:2013

    URM is delighted to announce that with URM’s support, Telstra Global EMEA has become the first organisation in the UK to be recommended for accredited transition to ISO 27001:2013 by its certification body. This reflects the hard work and dedication of the Telstra Global EMEA team, that quickly realised the benefits of transitioning to the new […]

  • The ICO begins public consultation on new guidance on data protection and the media

    The ICO has begun its public consultation on new guidance on data protection and the media. The draft guidance has been developed following Lord Justice Leveson’s recommendation that the Information Commissioner develops specific and comprehensive guidance on the application of the Data Protection Act to the press. The deadline for responses to the consultation on […]

  • Barclays Customer Data ‘Stolen’

    Investigations have been launched after a report that thousands of confidential files with Barclays Bank customers details had been stolen and sold. The Mail on Sunday said an anonymous whistleblower had handed it a memory stick with the personal data of 2,000 Barclays customers, saying information on a further 25,000 was also available. The files are said […]