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Council officer fined for emailing rival job applicants’ CVs to his partner

A former senior local government officer has been prosecuted for passing the personal information of rival job applicants to his partner. Kevin Bunsell was employed by Nuneaton and Bedworth District Council in Warwickshire as its Head of Building...


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GDPR contributes to making the world greener

The introduction of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) has led to a surprising, positive impact on the environment, according to Jet Global. GDPR is an EU regulation that was enforced in 2018. The legal framework was created to protect EU ...


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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 maximum £500,000 fine to Facebook for failing to protect users’ personal 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...