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Big companies must do more to protect user privacy, study shows

Category: Legal Technologies

23 November, 2015

Large companies such as Google and Facebook need to do more in order to protect user privacy, a new study has suggested. Research from Ranking Digital Rights found that none of the businesses evaluated by the project for the first annual Corporate Accountability Index went well, as the top score... read more>>

Data breach probe starts at Telford and Wrekin Council

Category: Legal Technologies

20 November, 2015

A probe is exploring how personal information was released online by Telford and Wrekin Council.  The authority has admitted sending out over 200 letters revealing personal data about other residents. The council has apologised for the human error, but residents have spoken to the  Shr... read more>>

Scottish govt launches new strategy to tackle cyber crime

Category: Legal Technologies

19 November, 2015

The Scottish government has introduced a new strategy to allow businesses and individuals to tackle cyber crime, after a recent survey found that one in ten people suffered unauthorised use of personal data.  The strategy was launched by John Swinney at the National Economic Forum in Edinbu... read more>>

Microsoft introduces improved data security measures

Category: Legal Technologies

18 November, 2015

Microsoft has introduced improved data security measures by investing more than $1 billion (£656,000) to prevent cyber attacks.  In a keynote speech at the Microsoft Government Cloud Forum in Washington D.C this morning, Microsoft chief executive officer Satya Nadella described the bu... read more>>

Citrix: 48% of young people have private files on computers

Category: Legal Technologies

13 November, 2015

Some of 48 per cent of young people between the ages of 16 and 24 have multiple private files stored on their computer, a new study has indicated.  Citrix found that 31 per cent of employees in the UK would appear more violated if files were stolen from their computer than if intruders brok... read more>>

Just Eat suffers potential data breach

Category: Legal Technologies

12 November, 2015

A Belfast man is concerned over his personal information after a potential data breach at takeaway service Just Eat.  According to the BBC, a number of people from across the UK who are registered with the website have received a scam email that is not from the business but features their p... read more>>

British Gas logins revealed online

Category: Legal Technologies

12 November, 2015

British Gas has contacted around 2,200 of its customers in order to warn them about their email addresses and account passwords that were released online.  All of the affected accounts have been disabled as a result of the discovery, while no bank account or payment card details would have ... read more>>

South Wales lead generation business fined £120k by ICO

Category: Legal Technologies

11 November, 2015

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined a lead generation company £120,000 for making automated nuisance calls.  Oxygen Ltd made more than one million calls with a recorded message claiming to be a “government awareness call” that offered to write off t... read more>>

CPS fined £200k for insecure storage of police interviews

Category: Legal Technologies

6 November, 2015

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has been fined £200,000 for not keeping recorded police interviews with victims and witnesses secure.  The interviews took place with 43 victims and witnesses and involved 31 investigations, with the majority of these ongoing and involving crimes of... read more>>

Mirror Group disputes compensation payouts for phone hacking

Category: Legal Technologies

4 November, 2015

The Mirror Group has disputed compensation payouts given out following the phone hacking scandal.  The firm will appeal against a ruling that claims it must pay nearly £1.25 million to victims, such as Shane Ritchie and ex-footballer Paul Gascoigne, with Mirror representative Lord Pan... read more>>

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