UK proposes new data protection regulation in line with GDPR for a post-Brexit world, including right-to-be-forgotten, heavy fines, and new rules on data gathering - expected in Autumn.
The ICO has levied a £180,000 fine against a London HIV clinic for accidentally divulging the names and email addresses of 780 patients.
Pan-European operations can now be subject to the data protection laws of each country (not just the one they are established in) following a ECJ ruling yesterday.
New research casts doubt on data security and privacy of apps
The UK's data privacy watchdog, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), has been freed from the control of the Ministry of Justice.
Will your organisation wake up to a data protection nightmare in 2017, asks Stephen Midgley.
Harmonised EU data protection reform should be in place by the end of this year according to representatives at a 'trilogue' meeting of the European Parliament, the European Commission and the council of national justice ministers yesterday.
The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation is on course to be introduced this year, but politicians and IT security teams are not completely sold on it.
The ICO has called for a more 'practical' approach to data protection regulation in light of advancing technology, limited resources and the incoming EU Data Generation Protection Regulation - and this might result in more 'tellings off' and less fines.
March's landmark ruling by the London Court of Appeal that just three UK persons could sue Google over cookie privacy violation has far reaching consequences as far as breach compensation is concerned.
One year ago the European Court of Justice ruled that Google should remove URL links from its search engine at the request of just one internet user; now, the tech giant finds itself fighting a privacy battle against users, regulators, academics and activists.
Nearly half of European IT professionals would struggle to meet the reporting requirements of new EU data protection regulation. That's according to a survey from Varonis, who also found that a third of organisations did not have a plan to enable them to comply with the new legislation.
In its week's ICYMI, we look at the top news articles on SC the last week including EU data protection laws, Skype hackers and the re-launch of Pirate Bay.
The latest ICYMI column looks at the biggest stories on SC this week, including worrying news on EU data protection laws, claims of iPhone spyware and new Flash Player zero-days.
The European Union has indicated that the widely-awaited General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come to fruition before the end of the year.
More than a third of IT security teams are unprepared for the EU's two incoming data protection laws, according to a new study from FireEye.
Objections from the UK could delay implementation of a new data protection bill until 2016
A panel compromising the former head of GCHQ, leading scientists and privacy rights campaigners raised concerns over the use of biometrics at a government committee meeting earlier this week.
TLS bugs, the definition of an advanced persistent threat and new figures on NHS data breaches are the pick of the stories in the latest In Case You Missed It column.
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has warned staff that walking off with the personal information of their employer when changing jobs is a criminal offence.
Increased consequences for the loss of non-financial data, especially fines from regulators, is expected to drive a more rigorous approach to data protection suggests Fergus Kennedy.
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has once again hit out at its limited powers, but might get more resources and money when new EU data protection laws go live.
Wikipedia has been criticised for deciding not to comply with the 'right to be forgotten', a key proponent of the forthcoming EU General Data Protection Law, with UK watchdog ICO also voicing concerns over logistics.
A leaked document reveals that the British government plans to revise data collection laws so that it can share personal details on earnings, tax and criminal records, benefits payments and more with all agencies in the public sector.