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Wearable technology – the future of privacy

By Andrew Paterson, Senior Technology Officer UPDATE, 01/07/2014: Our consultation on updating our CCTV Code of Practice has now ended. We are currently considering the responses received with a view to publishing an updated version of our guidance later in … Continue reading

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International study looks at phone app privacy

By Steve Eckersley, Head of Enforcement. When we published our data protection guidance for app developers just before Christmas, I was shocked to see that half the people surveyed about apps had decided not to download one due to privacy … Continue reading

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New technologies mean new CCTV code

By Jonathan Bamford, Head of Strategic Liason. UPDATE, 01/07/2014: Our consultation on updating our CCTV Code of Practice has now ended. We are currently considering the responses received with a view to publishing an updated version of our guidance later … Continue reading

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SQL injection – what is it and what does it mean for you?

By Simon Rice, Group Manager There is barely a week that goes by without another website being the subject of a targeted attack. Some make the headlines, but many do not. Often these attacks result in the personal information of … Continue reading

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Password storage – why it’s not as simple as 123…

By Simon Rice, Group Manager. Sadly, the most commonly used passwords continue to be ‘123456’ and ‘password’. While individuals have a clear role to play in using sensible passwords and not repeating their use across all websites, as an organisation … Continue reading

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Heartbleed and the importance of encrypting internet traffic

By Simon Rice, Group Manager. Many of you will have heard of the security flaw which came to be known as Heartbleed. The flaw effectively allowed individuals with the right know-how to access the information being exchanged between individuals and … Continue reading

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Why today’s IT security report is a must read for all

By Simon Rice, Group Manager Do you know your SSL from your TLS? Or what SQL injection is? The chances are that some of you won’t, but increasingly it’s these types of security issues that data protection officers and senior … Continue reading

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Keeping parents informed: what schools need to consider when using email

By Victoria Cetinkaya, Senior Policy Officer (Public Services). The crumpled letter in the bottom of a school bag is probably most people’s first thought when they think of how schools communicate with parents. But while email and other technology is … Continue reading

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Data security officers – set your alarms for 8 April 2014

By Simon Rice, Group Manager Does the date 8 April 2014 mean anything special to you? If you’re responsible for ensuring your organisation keeps personal information secure and you’re still using old IT equipment then it should do. On this … Continue reading

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