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UK regulator to scrutinise practices around use of online reviews and endorsements

The UK's consumer protection and competition authority is looking to deepen its understanding of the way businesses use online reviews and endorsements after concerns were raised about their "trustworthiness" and "impartiality". 27 Feb 2015

Enforced subject access requests prohibited from 10 March

Companies will be banned from forcing individuals to request the disclosure of their personal information by third parties and requiring the individuals to share that information with them. The ban on enforced subject access requests will come into force in... 26 Feb 2015

Breach of payment card data security standard leads to £175,000 ICO fine for insurer

An online travel insurance company that stored sensitive payment card details in breach of payment card industry data security requirements has been fined £175,000 by the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) after the data was stolen by hackers. 26 Feb 2015

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