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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...


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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 ...