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Uber fined £385,000 over data protection failings

Ride-sharing company Uber has been fined £385,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for failing to protect customers’ personal information during a cyber-attack. A series of avoidable data security flaws allowed the...


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Not paid the data protection fee? First fines issued

The ICO has issued the first fines for not paying the data protection fee to organisations across a range of sectors, including business services, construction, finance, health and childcare. All organisations, companies and sole traders tha...


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First Computer Misuse Act prosecution results in six-month prison sentence

A motor industry employee has been sentenced to six months in prison in the first prosecution to be brought by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under legislation that carries a potential prison sentence. Mustafa Kasim, who worked...


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ICO issues £500,000 fine to Facebook for failing to protect users’ information

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Facebook £500,000 for serious breaches of data protection law. In July, the ICO issued a Notice of Intent to fine Facebook as part of a wide-ranging investigation into the use of d...


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Court hands recruitment firm largest fine and first custodial sentences after a TPR prosecution

A national recruitment agency, its directors and senior staff have been ordered to pay more than £280,000 for plotting to illegally opt workers out of their pension scheme. The prosecution of Derby-based Workchain Ltd and its staff has led ...


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ICO takes action for failure to pay new data protection fee

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has begun formal enforcement action against 34 organisations that have failed to pay the new data protection fee. The data protection regulator has sent notices of its intent to fine the organisat...