Warning on lax data protection
- Sony fined Â£250,000 over data breach. Shields, Ronan // Marketing Week (Online Edition);1/24/2013, p8
The article discusses the fine of 250,000 British pounds imposed on Sony by the British Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) for breach of data in 2011 on its Playstation network.
- Council is fined Â£80,000 for serious data breach. // Employers Law;Dec2013/Jan2014, p4
The article reports that the British Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has fined North East Lincolnshire Council 80,000 British pounds for data security breach resulting in the loss of data pertaining to children with special education needs.
- Regulators need to ensure brand texts can enjoy 20 more years. Parsons, Russell // Marketing Week (Online Edition);12/3/2012, p6
The author comments on the need to regulate the use of text messaging as a tool to promote brands in Great Britain. He cites the growing number of unlawful unsolicited text messages being sent to consumers across the country. The Information Commisioner's Office (ICO) and other interested bodies...
- Norwood fined ï¿½70,000. Griggs, Ian // Third Sector;10/16/2012, Issue 726, p4
The article reports that the British Information Commissioner's Office fined the social care charity Norwood 70,000 pounds after one of its social workers lost sensitive documents relating to the neglect and abuse suffered by several children.
- Loss of sensitive health data - challenging a monetary penalty notice: Central London Community Healthcare Trust v Information Commissioner (EA/2012/00111), Firsttier Tribunal (General Regulatory Chamber), January 15, 2013. Johnson, Howard // Communications Law: Journal of Computer, Media & Telecommunicati;2013, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p25
The article focuses on the loss of sensitive data related to health, the challenges the monetary penalty notice in Great Britain. It focuses on cases related to the loss of data and phone hacking the lead to the attentions on security and protection of data. It mentions that the Sony Computer...
- Payday lender fined Â£175k for sending millions of spam texts. // Mortgage Strategy (Online Edition);12/17/2013, p1
The article reports on a fine imposed by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) to payday lender First Financial Ltd. for sending millions of unlawful spam texts. The penalty comes after 4,031 complaints were made against messages sent from numbers which belonged to First Financial. Simon...
- Untitled. Saran, Cliff // Computer Weekly;4/13/2010, p33
The article reports that the British Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) will have the authority to give a Monetary Penalty Notice for a serious data breach from April 13, 2010. The notice may include fines up to 500, 000 pounds. Under Section 55a of the Data Protection Act 1998, a fine can...
- Untitled. Grant, Ian // Computer Weekly;4/13/2010, p34
The article reports that three councils in Great Britain which were charged by the British Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) of violating the Data Protection Act, have promised to improve their data handling practices. These three councils are Saint Albans City and District Council,...
- Information Commissioner gets new powers to fine. Barrett, Paula // Credit Management;May2010, p34
The article focuses on the power given to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) to impose fines against individuals and organizations violating the Data Protection Act (DPA) in Great Britain. The ICO is allowed to issue up to a maximum of 500,000 pounds of fines against those who have...