Information Commissioner’s Office News, Articles and Updates

London NHS trust fined £180K by Information Commissioner for HIV data leak

The ICO has levied a £180,000 fine against a London HIV clinic for accidentally divulging the names and email addresses of 780 patients.

National Childbirth Trust suffers major data breach

The National Childbirth Trust has become the latest victim of hackers seeking to plunder data from every source possible on the internet.

ICO 'free to warn Whitehall' after move from Ministry of Justice

The UK's data privacy watchdog, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), has been freed from the control of the Ministry of Justice.

The world of data breaches - and how to avoid being part of it

Norman Shaw looks at the causes of data breaches, what it costs and what the market needs to consider in order to protect itself.

Scone: Bettys Tea Shop loses 122,000 customer records in data breach

The directors of Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate have pledged to harden security on the website and keep customers informed, after details of 122,000 customers were lost in a data breach.

BT customer data 'exposed'claims ICO

BT is being investigated by the UK's privacy watchdog, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), over claims that the user names and passwords of millions of its email customers were exposed to hacking.

Companies fail to manage BYOD

Only 27 per cent of organisations surveyed globally have well-defined network BYOD policies in place according to new research from Dimension Data.