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US FTC fines VTech toy firm over data breach

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) fined toy firm VTech US$ 650,000 (£482,000) as part of a settlement for violating a US children's privacy laws.

Poor staff monitoring sees £100k fine for TalkTalk 21,000 record breach

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) fined TalkTalk Telecom Group PLC £100,000 because it did not have appropriate technical or organisational measures in place to keep personal data secure.

Charities get hefty ICO fine, Charity Commission says all is now kosher

Following on from the ICO issuing fines to the RSPCA and British Heart Foundation for misuse of donor data, the Charity Commission has now investigated and assured that both charities are no longer using the same fundraising practices.