08 October 2018

Before Brexit is finalised, there is a lot of work to be done, with one of the most recent priorities being data transference between the UK and the EU. This is because both the Government and businesses have expressed their reservations regarding personal data traffic post-Brexit, especially in the event…

05 October 2018

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has issued a warning, regarding tenants living in Houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) who may face an increase in rent or eviction. This is a result of the new government ruling that requires all tenants in shared houses to register with their local council. Since…

04 October 2018

The Consumer Rights Association Which? have devised a report after monitoring 29 popular apps utilised by both iPhone and Android users, in which they discovered the underhanded tactics of several app companies when obtaining personal data. Which? found that several of these companies uncovered borderline-lawful means in order to obtain…

03 October 2018

The NHS has recently come under fire regarding racial discrimination in relation to pay, as evidence showed that the salary of white senior consultants was almost £10,000 more than BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) doctors. The study also showed that BME nurses and personnel staff were also being underpaid compared…

02 October 2018

Facebook, the social media giant is set to face a fine of up to £1.25 billion after revealing that 50 million user accounts were compromised on Tuesday 25 September, with affected users being notified via their Facebook accounts. This recent data breach has been established as the largest security breach…

28 September 2018

In a recent security report, which analysed 850 cyber-crimes against UK universities and colleges from 2017 to 2018, there was clear evidence to show that the cyber-attacks were often committed by disgruntled students or staff members within these organisations. The report was conducted by the government-funded agency, Jisc, who discovered…

27 September 2018

In an effort to improve internet regulations, the government’s Home Office and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) are currently drafting legislation in order to regulate “social harms” online. The proposed regulator has been labelled as the internet equivalent to Ofcom – the regulator of broadcasting, telecommunications…

26 September 2018

The discussion surrounding sexual harassment in the workplace has continued with the recent announcement from Carolyn Fairbairn, the director general of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), who called for the reinstatement of Section 40 of the Equality Act 2010. This enabled employers to be held accountable for sexual harassment…

25 September 2018

According to the British security company, SureCloud, there have been an influx of Wi-Fi routers hacked in millions of homes across the UK. SureClouder researcher Elliott Thomson, who discovered the reported Wi-Fi hacks, stated: “The hacker would be able join the Wi-Fi network, access shared files, access ‘internet of things’…

19 September 2018

Since news broke regarding the British Airways data breach, the airline - which is already facing massive fines of up to £500 million from the Information Commissioner’s Office – is now set to face legal action from customers who have suffered financial losses. The legal action was instigated by SPG…

19 September 2018

The Director at the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Lisa Osofsky, has recently announced her plans to utilise artificial intelligence in order to deal with fraud cases that are data- heavy. Osofsky, the former FBI Lawyer discussed the SFO’s plans in her first speech since taking on the chief role:

18 September 2018

According to a study from the Information Commissioners Office (ICO), data breaches have shown a 75% increase in the past two years. The report was conducted by Kroll, one of the top corporate investigations and risk consulting firms, based out of the US. Kroll compiled data breach reports which were…


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