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26 October 2012 The definite need to encrypt sensitive data has been highlighted once again.  The ICO have reminded organisations that it is essential to encrypt personal information which is stored or electronically sent. Monetary penalties and the unnecessary damage caused to individuals are avoidable through the use of encryption.  Encryption is a widely used …

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17 October 2012 The ICO imposed a monetary penalty of £150000 after an investigation into a data breach at Greater Manchester Police Force.  The Force paid the discounted sum of £120000 for early payment. The breach occurred following a theft at an officer’s home, where a memory stick was stolen containing sensitive data of over …

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The days of leaking information through physical means is long over; email is by far the top source of government data leaks at present. This was realised through a recent study by MeriTalk,”The Encryption Enigma”.  The study considered federal IT security and email security including the encryption challenges faced by government. The findings concluded: 47% …

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4 Oct 2012 The ICO have confirmed that businesses will remain responsible for data that is stored by cloud network providers. The businesses will be accountable for the safety of the data. Many businesses are moving to cloud computing to take advantage of the services it provides however it is concerning that not all these …

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