Information Commissioner’s Office newsletter

It’s good to know that something is being done in order to protect our right for It’s good to know that something is being done in order to protect our right for privacy.
Privacy is a worldwide/international disturbing issue.. In order to get back some more privacy, we need to see more enforcement actions by other countries or jurisdictions. It is a worldwide/international issue.

For example (please find attached a link for the newsletter):

Carphone Warehouse fined £400,000 after serious failures placed customer and employee data at risk

Carphone Warehouse has been issued with one of the largest fines by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), after one of their computer systems was compromised as a result of a cyber-attack in 2015. The company’s failure to secure the system allowed unauthorised access to the personal data of over three million customers and 1,000 employees.

Firms behind 44 million spam emails, 15 million nuisance calls and one million spam texts fined by the ICO

Four companies that disrupted people with nuisance marketing have been fined a total of £600,000 by the ICO. Barrington Claims Ltd based in Wales, Newday Ltd based in London, Goody Market UK Ltd based in Liverpool and TFLI Ltd based in Macclesfield broke the law by not having people’s agreement to be contacted by them.

Company, senior staff and private investigators fined over illegal trade in personal information

A firm of loss adjusters has been fined £50,000 for unlawfully disclosing personal data which had been obtained illegally by senior employees and rogue private investigators. A director and a senior member of staff at Kent-based Woodgate and Clark Ltd have also been sentenced to record financial penalties of £75,000 and £30,000 along with the private investigators involved. The case was part of an ongoing ICO investigation into allegations of a criminal trade in confidential personal information involving corporate clients suspected of using the services of rogue private investigators.

 

ICO executes search warrants related to millions of automated nuisance calls

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has searched two addresses in Nottingham as part of an investigation into a network suspected of making hundreds of millions of nuisance calls. ICO enforcement officers were joined by colleagues from the Claims Management Regulator and Nottinghamshire Police to execute a search warrant at an office building in the city. A house was also searched at the same time.