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ICO backs Scams Awareness Month

Category: Legal Technologies

3 July, 2015

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has offered its support to Scams Awareness Month to improve data security across the UK. Citizen’s Advice and The Chartered Trading Standards Institute are to promote awareness to consumers, with the theme of Don’t Be Rushed, Don... read more>>

ICO: Manchester call centre investigated over nuisance calls

Category: Legal Technologies

1 July, 2015

A Manchester call centre has been raided by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) amid concerns that it has carried out millions of nuisance calls.  It is believed that the company is suspected of making 100,000 calls a day, playing an automated message that prompts callers to u... read more>>

Hackers ground Polish flight

Category: Legal Technologies

24 June, 2015

Cyber criminals have managed to ground a flight leaving Poland after breaching airline LOT’s computer system. The incident targeted computers organising flight plans at Okecie Airport in Warsaw, with more than 1,400 passengers affected, ten flights being cancelled and 12 delayed. Services ... read more>>

EEF data protection report questions WhatsApp security

Category: Legal Technologies

23 June, 2015

WhatsApp has been criticised for having substandard security measures in a new report. The study from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) gave WhatsApp just one out of five stars, claiming that it lost marks because it did not tell users about their government data demands and did not discl... read more>>

Biometric technology backed by two-thirds of Brits

Category: Legal Technologies

23 June, 2015

More than two-thirds of Brits want to use biometric technology, according to a new study.  Research from Telstra reported by ComputerWeekly found that two-thirds of UK consumers believe the technology is more secure than usernames and passwords for banking, while a quarter are prepared to s... read more>>

OPM: US govt affected by massive breach

Category: Legal Technologies

22 June, 2015

The US government has been affected by a huge data breach, with almost four million US government employees potentially losing data.  According to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), current and past staff have been impacted by the attack, which could go on to impact every federal age... read more>>

20% of public sector don’t change passwords regularly, study shows

Category: Legal Technologies

10 June, 2015

Staff in the UK’s public sector have a lackadaisical attitude to data protection, a new study has indicated. Research from Daisy Group found that 64 per cent of respondents would not report data protection breaches, while five per cent have disabled password-protection features on a laptop... read more>>

Fraudsters target Chestfield father in cyber attack

Category: Legal Technologies

8 June, 2015

Fraudsters have targeted a Chestfield father in a cyber attack on his bank account.  Speaking to the Canterbury Times, the 81-year-old explained how he is now extremely cautious about revealing his identity after he almost lost £25,000 in the incident, which started with the criminals... read more>>

70m Americans report stolen data

Category: Legal Technologies

5 June, 2015

More than 70 million Americans had data stolen in 2014, a new study has found. Research from Consumer Reports found that, while some of the incidents came from stolen credit cards or other crimes, many resulted from data breaches. The study found that 79 per cent of those notified of a breach we... read more>>

PwC: 90% of large companies suffer data breach

Category: Legal Technologies

4 June, 2015

Some 90 per cent of large companies suffered a data breach last year, a new study has found. Research from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) discovered that data breaches are occurring again and again for UK companies, with the cost of the incidents rising at the same time. The report identified t... read more>>

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