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Data laws to be made fit for digital age

The Government has outlined what it calls ‘vital protections and flexibilities for the nation’s world-leading research, financial services, journalism and legal services’ as part of its plans to update data protection legislation...


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Cyber attacks and the GDPR: businesses aren’t prepared

Britain’s top firms and charities urgently need to do more to protect themselves from online threats, according to new Government research. Undertaken in the wake of recent high profile cyber attacks, the survey of the UK’s biggest 35...


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Company that pretended to be Google is shut down

Movette Ltd, a Manchester-based company which misrepresented itself as Google when selling a service has been wound up in the High Court. Movette sold a service to manage the online ‘Google My Business’ listings of its customers....


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GDPR – Information Commissioner sorts the fact from the fiction

The General Data Protection Regulation comes into force on 25 May 2018, bringing with it significant changes to data protection law. However, according to the Information Commissioner, not everything you currently read about the GDPR is true. In ...


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Government to strengthen UK data protection law

In a statement of intent the Government has committed to ‘updating and strengthening’ data protection laws through a new Data Protection Bill, with the aim of ‘providing everyone with the confidence that their data will be manage...


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Moneysupermarket fined for ignoring email opt-outs

Price comparison website Moneysupermarket.com Ltd has been fined £80,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for sending millions of emails to customers who had made it clear they didn’t want to be contacted in that wa...