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ICO Fail, DPA Fail, Data Protection Misery November 6, 2015

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I should explain my thoughts behind my Tweet regarding the ICO (Information Commissioner) fining the CPS (Crown Prosecution Service) for a breach of the Data Protection Act (DPA). The BBC’s reporting of this is rather brief, and it implies it was the theft of laptops and unencrypted material in the care of the CPS. (The article can be read here.)
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It’s Good to Talk… October 24, 2015

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The Blog seems to be suffering at the moment as the readership seems to be an all time low! Anyway, this week has been eventful as we have seen a hack attack at ‘TalkTalk’ and the loss of some 4 million customer records and accompanying bank account details.
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Lost Memory Stick Anyone? June 12, 2013

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Just looking through the back book of articles that pass my desk and this one caught my eye. A Police Officer of the Great Manchester Police (GMP) had a memory stick stolen from their home with the details of members of the public who had provided witness statements against alledged drug dealers. The device was unencrypted. The full story can be read here.
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