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Scottish health board ordered to improve after people’s details left abandoned

19 November 2014
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has ordered Grampian Health Board (NHS Grampian) to take action to make sure patients’ information is better protected. 

Company director fined for illegally accessing mobile phone company’s customer database

11 November 2014
A company director has been fined after illegally accessing one of Everything Everywhere’s (EE) customer databases. Matthew Devlin, 25, from Halifax, Yorkshire, used details of when customers were due a mobile phone upgrade to target them with services offered by his own telecoms companies.

‘Organisations must act now to avoid oldest hackers trick in the book’ says ICO

5 November 2014
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is warning organisations that they must make sure their websites are protected against one of the most common forms of online attack – known as SQL injection.

ICO warns CCTV operators that use of surveillance cameras must be necessary and proportionate

15 October 2014
The ICO has warned operators that surveillance cameras must only be used as a necessary and proportionate response to a real and pressing problem.

ICO continues nuisance calls clampdown as over £500,000 issued in fines

1 October 2014
The ICO has issued a £70,000 fine to a Devon marketing firm responsible for hundreds of nuisance calls.

ICO praises credit reference industry data handling

30 September 2014
A report published by the ICO today has highlighted a good understanding of data protection in the credit reference industry.

ICO highlights need to apply security updates after Shellshock flaw discovered

26 September 2014
The ICO is urging organisations and individuals to make sure that their IT systems are up-to-date

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