Data Security in UK Law

  • Virgin Media suffers Data Security Breach
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    Virgin Media is reportedly one of the latest UK companies to suffer a data security breach. On 5 March 2020, it published a statement on its website explaining that one of its databases had been ac...
  • Data Security Ignoring the PCI Data Security Standard Could Cost You!
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    Is compliance with payment card data security standards being ignored? The recent £500,000 fine, levied by the UK Information Commissioner on DSG, the owner of Currys PC World and Dixons Travel sto...
  • Personal data security for pension scheme trustees
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    Cybersecurity and protection of personal data are increasingly to the forefront of concerns for pension trustees. The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), applicable in the UK from 2...
  • ICO Stresses Importance of Encryption for Data Security
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    On August 28, 2013, on the UK Information Commissioner’s Office’s (“ICO’s”) blog, Simon Rice, Technology Group Manager for the ICO, discussed the importance of encryption as a data security measure...
  • UPS Ltd Subject of UK Data Security Enforcement
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    UPS Ltd has joined the ever-increasing number of companies featuring in the ‘Enforcement’ section of the UK Information Commissioner’s website, for failing to ensure the adequate security of person...
  • COVID-19: Cyber and Data Security Legal Checklist
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak has now been labelled a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Many organisations have been taking active measures to contain the virus by asking staff...
  • New Privacy and Data Security Events Spur New EU Investigations
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    Smartphone Location Data Last week two UK-based researchers revealed that Apple iPhones record location-based data in an unencrypted file stored on each phone. The information, gleaned from WiFi ro...
  • Recap on the ICO Stance on Data Security
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office is known to prefer an “engaging” rather than an enforcement approach with organisations. However, when looking at the “action we’ve taken” page on the ICO...
  • Cyber risk: practical actions to improve data security
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    Cybersecurity is a topical issue for pension schemes, and an increasingly important regulatory risk. Not only does the Pensions Regulator believe that trustees should be taking action to mitigate c...
  • Recap on the ICO Stance on Data Security
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is known to prefer an “engaging” rather than an enforcement approach with organisations.  However, when looking at the “action we’ve taken” page on ...
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