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North London Council Fined

Islington Council failed to keep up to 89,000 people’s information secure on its parking ticket system website. That was the conclusion of an Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) investigation which has resulted in a £70,000 fine for the London borough. Islington Council’s Ticket Viewer system allows people to see a CCTV image or video of their alleged […]

21,000 TalkTalk customers data could have been used for scams and fraud

The Information Commissioner’s Office has fined TalkTalk Telecom Group PLC £100,000 after it failed to look after its customers’ data and risked it falling into the hands of scammers and fraudsters. An ICO investigation found TalkTalk breached the Data Protection Act because it allowed staff to have access to large quantities of customers’ data. Its lack of […]

ICO Issues Nuisance Calls Warning

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has reminded companies making direct marketing calls that people registered with the Telephone Preference Service are “off limits”. The warning comes as the ICO issues fines totalling £150,000 to two firms based in Bradford that, between them, sparked hundreds of complaints. HPAS Ltd (trading as Safestyle UK) and Laura Anderson […]

Firms face £17m fine if they fail to protect against hackers

Firms could face fines of up to £17m or 4% of global turnover if they fail to protect themselves from cyber-attacks, the government has warned. The crackdown is aimed at making sure essential services such as water, energy, transport and health firms are safeguarded against hacking attempts. Firms will also be required to show they […]

Blancco on the GDPR

How Does Blancco Help Organizations Comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation? On May 25, 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect throughout Europe, and any global business that handles information from EU citizens and residents must prove compliance. One significant update in this regulation is the expanded definition of personal […]

The Top Five Data Breaches of 2017 — So Far

Data breaches aren’t slowing down. If anything, they’re set to break last year’s record pace. As noted by 24/7 Wall Street, the 758 breaches reported this year mark nearly a 30 percent increase from 2016. If cybercriminals keep it up, the total number of attacks could break 1,500 by the end of 2017. Top Five Data […]

Moneysupermarket fined £80,000

Price comparison website Moneysupermarket.com Ltd has been fined £80,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for sending millions of emails to customers who had made it clear they didn’t want to be contacted in that way.

New Facility in Wright City USA

Recently our sister company in the US, EPC Inc, opened a brand new state-of-the-art recycling centre in Wright City, Missouri.  The new $5m, 104,000ft2 facility replaces the existing operation in Earth City, fitting current requirements and allowing for future growth within the business.