I like to analyse the ICO’s undertakings and enforcement notices to see whether there are lessons you can learn from other people’s unfortunate mistakes. Last year the Orbit housing association moved offices and in the process sold-off some of their surplus-to-requirments filling cabinets. The problem was that there
Back in 2008 the government announced that they were going to reform some of the ways the disabled parking / blue-badge scheme worked to reduce the amount of fraudulent use. When I heard this discussed on the radio, the government’s spokesman talked about providing £10 million towards a data sharing
There’s been a lot in the press for the past few days about the recent T-Mobile breach. Basically it appears that a number of staff at the mobile phone company have been selling customer data which included the customer’s name, their mobile number and when their contract expired.
On Monday I had the pleasure of attending the launch of Stewart Room’s new book ‘Butterworths Data Security Law and Practice’. Stewart wrote the definitive guide to the Data Protection Act for techies, the equally snappily-named Data Protection and Compliance in Context. This is also the course book for
Yesterday I heard Andy Smith, the Chief Security Architect for the Identity and Passport Service (IPS) speak at the BCS Central London branch meeting about the security behind the new National Identity Register which supports the National Identity Card. On one slide he highlighted what he considered the three biggest