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30 Apr 2012
The UK's data protection watchdog is to pool the complaints it receives from consumers about the data protection practices of individual businesses in order to increase the level of regulator "action" it takes in the private sector, the Information Commissioner...
27 Apr 2012
More than 30 websites domains used by criminals to sell stolen credit and debit card and online bank account information have been shut down following an international collaboration by law enforcement bodies.
The UK Government will have to create a new exemption to the rules for processing sensitive personal data in order to facilitate any new "fast-track mechanism" for data sharing by its departments and public bodies, an expert has said.
The UK's data protection watchdog has defended its policy of issuing fines after newly released figures suggested private sector organisations are issued with disproportionately fewer fines than local Government ones.
26 Apr 2012
A controversial international treaty aimed at combating intellectual property (IP) rights infringements does not provide adequate data protection and privacy safeguards for individuals, a privacy watchdog has said.
24 Apr 2012
The Information Commissioner's Office is to investigate an apparent breach of data protection laws after personal information belonging to runners of the London Marathon was accidentally published on the organisers' website.
19 Apr 2012
The European Parliament has approved a controversial new agreement allowing the EU to exchange airline passenger information with the US, it has announced.
18 Apr 2012
The names of three junior members of staff who had handled complaints made to the financial services regulator should have been disclosed as part of a freedom of information request as disclosure "did not adversely affect their privacy", a tribunal has...
17 Apr 2012
The European Commission may not have "sufficiently recognised" the increased strain enhanced data protection responsibilities will have on national data protection authorities (DPAs), the EU privacy watchdog has said.
11 Apr 2012
A political blogger may have breached UK data protection laws after posting a list of journalists and the requests they allegedly made to a private detective to 'blag' information for stories.