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Estate agent prosecuted for offence under the Data Protection Act

2 December 2011

An estate agent yesterday pleaded guilty to the offence of failing to notify the ICO that his business processes personal data.

Monetary penalties served to councils for serious email errors

Monetary penalties served for serious email errors

28 November 2011

The ICO has served monetary penalties to North Somerset Council and Worcestershire County Council after staff at both authorities sent highly sensitive personal information to the wrong recipients.

ICO asks public to 'Tell Me More' about what information should be proactively released

25 November 2011

The ICO today launched a consumer campaign aimed at getting the public to offer their views about what information public authorities should proactively release.

Council warned after personal data was missing for two years

21 November 2011

Southwark Council breached the Data Protection Act by misplacing a computer and some papers containing 7,200 peoples’ personal information which were discovered in a skip earlier this year, the ICO said today.

Advocate’s legal files lost after unencrypted laptop theft

Advocate’s legal files lost after unencrypted laptop theft

16 November 2011

A Scottish advocate breached the Data Protection Act after failing to encrypt a laptop containing sensitive personal data which was later stolen, the ICO said today.

Letwin signs commitment to keep personal details secure

15 November 2011

Oliver Letwin must ensure that he keeps personal information secure or face formal enforcement action, the Information Commissioner has said.

Gambling worker guilty of selling bingo players’ details

10 November 2011

A former gambling industry worker who unlawfully obtained and sold personal data relating to over 65,000 online bingo players has been found guilty of committing data protection offences.

University of Edinburgh appointed to lead research project

4 November 2011

The Centre for Research on Families and Relationships at the University of Edinburgh has been appointed to lead a research project on embedding information rights in the education system.

ICO welcomes midata scheme

3 November 2011

Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham, today welcomed the launch of the government’s midata scheme.

Council lost memory stick containing 18,000 residents’ details

Council lost memory stick containing residents’ details

3 November 2011

Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council breached the Data Protection Act by losing an unencrypted memory stick containing the details of over 18,000 residents, the ICO said today.

Youth offenders’ details lost on unencrypted laptop

Youth offenders’ details lost on unencrypted laptop

28 October 2011

Newcastle Youth Offending Team breached the Data Protection Act by failing to encrypt a laptop containing personal data which was later stolen, the ICO said today.

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