Last 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.
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has published a number of guides on the GDPR designed to assist local authorities, education providers, small public health sector bodies, small organisations and charities.
On 19 June 2017, the Charity Commission published a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) between itself and the Information Commissioner which sets out the functions and powers of both.
A key element of the Digital Economy Act 2017 comes into force on 27 June 2017 with the aim of ensuring the ICO can better enforce sanctions against organisations that make unsolicited marketing communications.
Recent fines issued by the ICO have underlined the toughening stance regarding the sending of unsolicited emails to individuals for the purposes of direct marketing.
After conducting their investigation of the cyber attack, the ICO issued TalkTalk a record fine of £400,000 for security failings that allowed the attacker to access customer data “with ease”.