Tags: Data Protection

Businesses urged to prepare for new GDPR legislation

With the countdown to the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) well underway, audit, tax and consulting firm RSM, is urging companies doing business in the EU to complete their preparation for the impending rule changes, to help mitigate substantial financial and reputational risks arising from issues of non-compliance.

45% of office workers have seen salary and appraisal information carelessly left out

It is World Paper Free Day today (24th October). And a study from storage and information management company Iron Mountain shows that one in 10 office workers in the UK describe their workplace as “paper free”. Many others, however, suggest that their organisation is failing to manage its paper records securely, leaving sensitive and confidential information at…

Council fined £250k following recycle bin data breach

A Scottish council has been fined £250,000 by the UK’s data protection watchdog after a firm it hired to process its employees’ pension records failed to dispose of that information properly. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) deemed that Scottish Borders Council had been guilty of a serious breach of the Data Protection Act. The watchdog…

Home-working putting consumers’ personal data at risk

1/3 of companies have no plans to manage confidential data safely Shred-it warns companies of extra risk during sporting events Consumers’ personal information is being put at risk as documents are taken out of offices as more employees work from home over the next two weeks, according to data released today from the UK’s leading…

UK launches new data code of practice

The Information Commissioner’s office (ICO) has recently published a new code of practice to help organisations manage their data sharing appropriately. The code is about different types of disclosure, often involving many organisations and very complex information chains; chains that grow ever longer, crossing organisational and even national boundaries. Under the right circumstances and for…

Staff at HMRC to be prosecuted over data breaches

Growing investigations into HM Revenue and Customs employees who deliberately disclosed data without authorisation, have resulted in both dismissal and prosecution, the department has confirmed. Responding to a Publicservice.co.uk report, which highlighted ministerial revelations of a year on year rise in investigations against staff, a spokesman pointed to “improved detection and heightened awareness” as an…