WINTER 2015 INFORMATION COMPLIANCE NEWSLETTER WINTER 2015 INFORMATION COMPLIANCE NEWSLETTER

This is the last information compliance newsletter of 2015. See below for a round-up of recent Data Protection,Freedom of Information and Copyright news, as well as updates on security and training links. 

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DATA PROTECTION IN THE NEWS DATA PROTECTION IN THE NEWS

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION IN THE NEWS FREEDOM OF INFORMATION IN THE NEWS

INFORMATION SECURITY IN THE NEWS INFORMATION SECURITY IN THE NEWS

  • A BBC Panorama programme on how hackers go about stealing your personal data
  • BBC article on 6 things companies can do to improve security
  • ICO data incident trends report for Q1 2015. It describes the sorts of Principle 7 incidents which have come to their attention by: self-reports, media, whistle-blowers, and data subjects. The health sector reported the most incidents, and the most common problem is loss of paperwork. It is a reminder that good security practices must be applied to both paper documents as well as computer systems

COPYRIGHT IN THE NEWS COPYRIGHT IN THE NEWS

  • The government has dropped plans to legalise private copying. It was made legal in 2014, but in June 2015 the High Court ruled that the private copying regime was unlawful.