Category: ICO

GDPR Fine. Nuisance calls. TPS
02Oct, 2018

Manchester firm fined £150,000 for making nuisance calls

A Manchester firm has been fined £150,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office(ICO) for making thousands of nuisance direct marketing phone calls. Oaklands Assist UK Ltd based in Radcliffe, made 63,724 calls over a two month period from May to July 2017 to people who were registered with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS). The law states that [...]
Credit reference agency Equifax fined for data breach. GDPR
20Sep, 2018

Credit reference agency Equifax fined £500,000 for security breach

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issued credit reference agency Equifax Ltd with a £500,000 fine for failing to protect the personal information of up to 15 million UK citizens during a cyber attack in 2017. The incident, which happened between 13 May and 30 July 2017 in the US, affected 146 million customers globally. The ICO investigation [...]
ICO Ofcom Internet Harm Research Report
19Sep, 2018

79% of UK adult internet users have concern about aspects of going online

79% of UK adult internet users have concern(s) about aspects of going online 66% are concerned about CONTENT that people view, read or listen to online 58% are concerned about DATA / PRIVACY 55% are concerned about INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS 54% are concerned about HACKING / SECURITY 45% of UK adult internet users indicated [...]
GDPR Fine for Email Marketing without permission consent
10Sep, 2018

Marketing agency fined £60,000 for nuisance emails

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Everything DM Ltd (EDML), based in Stevenage, £60,000 for sending 1.42 million emails without consent. The investigation found that, between May 2016 and May 2017, the firm used its direct marketing system called ‘Touchpoint’ to send emails on behalf of its clients for a fee. Those emails gave [...]
GDPR Fine. Nuisance calls. TPS
09Aug, 2018

Marketing firm fined £100,000 for GDPR breach

The Information Commissioner’s Office has fined an East Sussex marketing company £100,000 for making 75,649 nuisance calls. AMS Marketing Ltd, of Peacehaven, made the calls to people who had opted out of receiving marketing calls by registering with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS). This is against the law unless people give specific consent to receive marketing calls [...]
Your Data Matters - Know your data rights
15Jun, 2018

Your Data Matters – 10 Rights You Must Know

KNOW YOUR DATA RIGHTS We live in a data-driven world. Almost every purchase and interaction you have with most organisations entails you sharing personal data, such as your name, address, birthday, phone number etc. You share data online too, whenever you browse a website, search for information or buy something, use social media or email [...]
GDPR Compliance guide
12Jun, 2018

GDPR Guide and Checklist

General Data Protection Regulation Guide GDPR is applicable to almost every organisation that holds/uses or processes personal data relating to EU residents. These may be your customers, staff or suppliers. Your organisation should be clear about the information it holds, where and how it is stored, and who the information is being shared with. Key Definitions Data Controller [...]
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