Region: United Kingdom

More training needed to combat cyber threats, says UK financial regulator

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has called for increased cyber-specific training for employees in “high-risk” roles in light of new evidence that the majority of financial services companies do not have these programmes in place.

28 November 2018

UK and Dutch watchdogs fine Uber

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office and the Netherlands’ Data Protection Authority have separately fined Uber over a data breach it suffered and then concealed in 2016.

27 November 2018

ICO reasoning threatens sharing online, says Facebook official

Facebook’s European policy chief has said the company’s appeal against its recent UK fine could have wider implications on the internet apps ecosystem.

27 November 2018

Facebook to fight UK fine

Facebook will appeal against a £500,000 (€560,930) fine imposed by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office for allowing Cambridge Analytica to harvest user data.

21 November 2018

Pillsbury promotes privacy partners

Pillsbury has made 13 partnership promotions, including privacy and technology specialists Steven Farmer in London and Meighan O’Reardon in Washington, DC.

21 November 2018

UK-EU withdrawal deal sets out status of data protection post Brexit

The UK cabinet has signed off on a draft withdrawal agreement setting out how data protection rules will apply once the UK leaves the European Union.

15 November 2018

Data thief jailed in first for UK privacy watchdog

The first prosecution brought by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under the Computer Misuse Act has resulted in a six-month jail term for a car repair company employee.

14 November 2018

NGO calls for international data broker, credit scoring and ad tech investigations

Privacy International has complained to three European data watchdogs that several data brokers, credit referencing agencies and ad tech companies are in breach of the GDPR.

08 November 2018

Cambridge Analytica directors face further investigation

The UK Information Commissioner plans to refer the directors of political consultancy Cambridge Analytica to the government’s Insolvency Service.

08 November 2018

Study suggests ways to make blockchain GDPR-compliant

Blockchain applications could comply with the GDPR by using closed networks and storing data off the system – though the regulation could still have a “chilling” effect on public, open use of the technology without further guidance from regulators, a UK study has found.

07 November 2018

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