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Irish Data Protection Authority prosecutes firm of private investigators and its directors

Ireland - October 13 2014 In an enforcement action brought by the Irish Office of the Data Protection Commissioner, Irish private investigation firm MCK Investigations and two…

UK DPA fines travel services company following theft of card data

United Kingdom - August 18 2014 The UK Information Commissioner's Office has fined travel services company Think W3 Limited £150,000 after credit and debit card details of more than…

UK government launches new scheme to help businesses defend against cyber threats

United Kingdom - June 17 2014 The UK government has launched a new cyber security scheme called Cyber Essentials. Under the scheme, organisations can apply for one of two levels…

European guidance on data anonymisation

European Union - May 19 2014 The European Article 29 Data Protection Working Party has published an opinion on anonymisation techniques. The opinion confirms that truly…

UK ICO publishes privacy impact assessment code of practice

United Kingdom - March 27 2014 The UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) recently updated its Code of Practice on conducting privacy impact assessments. Privacy impact…