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Monthly Archives: April 2017

ICO fines financial brokerage firm £40,000 for sending unsolicited marketing texts

On 19 April 2017, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) fined a finance brokerage firm, Monevo Ltd, £40,000 under section 55A of the Data Protection Act 1998 for sending unsolicited direct marketing texts. This constituted a serious contravention of regulation 22 of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (SI 2003/2426) (PECR). An investigation […]

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Watch out, there is a cyber-thief about!

The National Cyber Security Strategy 2016-2021 outlines the Government’s aim to make the UK secure and resilient to cyber threats and, as part of the review into implementation of this strategy, the government has published the Cyber Security Breaches Survey for 2017. The 2017 study comprised a telephone survey of 1,523 UK businesses, which were […]

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ICO fines 11 charities for misusing donors’ personal data

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued 11 charities with a monetary penalty under section 55A of the Data Protection Act 1998 for misusing donors’ personal data. The ICO investigations found that a number of the charities secretly screened millions of donors so they could target them for additional funds. The charities traced and targeted […]

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