The ICO has called for excessive data collection from rape victims to stop

John Edwards, the commissioner of Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), has called for excessive data collection from rape victims to stop now.  He believes the current practices seriously breach data protection laws. In a strongly worded statement Mr Edwards said he expects excessive data collection from rape victims to stop immediately saying: “Our investigation reveals an […]

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Has the Covid-19 pandemic provided the perfect cover for employee fraud?

Organisations spend tens of thousands of pounds every year to protect themselves against fraud but, with so much else for business owners to worry about, has the Covid-19 pandemic provided the perfect cover for employee fraud? Employee fraud is of course nothing new.  It takes a wide variety of forms from false expense claims to […]

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The UK’s new Online Safety Bill will make cyberflashing a criminal offence

The first draft of the new Online Safety Bill will make ‘cyberflashing’ a criminal offence carrying up to two years in prison for those found guilty. Cyberflashing, the act of sending unsolicited sexual images via social media, dating apps and other digital and data sharing platforms, has been on the rise for some time.  It […]

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