Category Archives: ICO

All quiet on the East end front

It’s the summer season. Queues on the M5 as people pile down to Devon or Cornwall, chaos at airports, and normally, rubbish on the Television. But not this year of course with the Olympics, or Sportsday as some of my … Continue reading

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Biggest ever ICO fine (or is it?) and Graeme’s Three Laws of InfoSec

The ICO has finally blown the metaphorical doors off it, handing down a fine of £325,000 to an NHS Trust for what charitably be described as an absolute shocker of a data breach You can read for yourself the details … Continue reading

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Polar bear politics and data breaches

As occurs on a weekly basis, Public Servant magazine has an article about public sector data breaches and what Government should do about them. This one was by the venerable Graham Kemp of SAS and it’s one I have to … Continue reading

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Coppers from the Coppers

Last week brought us a supposed landmark in the life of the ICO. They handed out the first fine to a Police Force, rapping Lancashire over the knuckles for losing some stuff, and having slapdash procedures. Bad Policemen. The resulting … Continue reading

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BYOD – What’s the damn fuss about?

Let’s be blunt here. If I sit through another presentation telling me that the world is going to end because the guys in accounts want to use their iPads, and that it’s a terrible risk and the worlds going to … Continue reading

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Compliance vs Actually Doing It

One of the joys of this blogging lark is that I get to do one of my favourite things, which is be a bit grumpy, or more formally, challenge orthodoxy Challenging orthodoxy is something of a hobby of mine, and … Continue reading

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Breach Fatigue

For a while last year, my life as a blogger was quite easy. Every so often, the ICO lashed out at a public body that had lost some information. It was usually as a result of some policy being ignored, … Continue reading

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