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Company which made 75 million nuisance automated calls in four months is fined by the ICO

A company which made 75 million nuisance calls in four months has been fined £350,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). ...

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Dirwy gan yr ICO i gwmni a wnaeth 75 miliwn o alwadau niwsans awtomataidd mewn pedwar mis

Mae cwmni a wnaeth 75 miliwn o alwadau niwsans mewn pedwar mis wedi cael dirwy o £350,000 gan Swyddfa’r Comisiynydd Gwybodaeth (ICO). ...

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Statement in response to reports of Just Eat story

An ICO spokesperson said: “If a customer’s phone number is used for reasons for which it was not originally taken, it could be a breach of the Data Protection Act. "Organisations have a legal duty to make sure personal data is only used for the purposes for which it was obtained. We are…...

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Swyddfa’r Comisiynydd Gwybodaeth yn dirwyo ffyrmiau y tu ôl i 44 o negeseuon ebost sbam, 15 miliwn o alwadau niwsans a miliwn o negeseuon testun sbam

Mae pedwar cwmni fu’n tarfu ar fywydau pobl drwy farchnata niwsans wedi cael dirwyon gwerth cyfanswm o £600,000 gan Swyddfa’r Comisiynydd Gwybodaeth.   ...

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Firms behind 44 million spam emails, 15 million nuisance calls and one million spam texts fined by the Information Commissioner’s Office

Four companies that disrupted people with nuisance marketing have been fined a total of £600,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). ...

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Carphone Warehouse fined £400,000 after serious failures placed customer and employee data at risk

Carphone Warehouse has been   issued with one of the largest fines by the Information Commissioner’s Office,   after one of their computer systems was compromised as a result of a cyber-attack in 2015.   ...

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Record fines for company, senior staff and private investigators involved in illegal trade in personal information

A firm of loss adjusters has been fined £50,000 for unlawfully disclosing personal data which had been obtained illegally by senior employees and rogue private investigators. A director and a senior member of staff at Kent-based Woodgate and Clark Ltd have also been sentenced to record financial…...

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Meltdown and Spectre - what should organisations be doing to protect people's personal data?

This week Google’s Project Zero team published details of serious security flaws, Meltdown and Spectre, which affect almost every modern computer, and could allow hackers to steal sensitive personal data.  ...

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Company director is fined for inventing road accident to trace owner of private number plate

The director of an accident claims company has been fined   for inventing a crash in order to trace the owner of a private number plate he wanted to buy. ...

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Statement in response to reports about computer processor flaws

Nigel Houlden, ICO Head of Technology, said: “We are aware of reports detailing potentially significant flaws in a wide range of computer processors, which could affect various operating systems. We strongly recommend that organisations with affected hardware test and apply patches from…...

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