Tag Archives for " UK "

UK’s councils unprepared for cyber-attacks, report says

More than 25% of UK councils have had their computer systems breached in the past five years, campaigners say.

A report by privacy group Big Brother Watch based on freedom of information requests found 114 councils experienced at least one incident between 2013 and 2017. The group said it was “shocked” that staff often lacked cyber-training.

Source: Councils ‘unprepared’ for cyber-attacks, report says – BBC News

May Wants Total Alignment With EU Data Rules After Brexit

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May proposed keeping Britain in total alignment with the European Union’s data-sharing rules after Brexit, something that would allow both intelligence agencies and business to continue to share information across borders.

The U.K. regards the EU’s data rules, which are crucial to both companies and security agencies, as one of its successes within the bloc — the British Information Commissioner’s Office played a large role in their development. Staying aligned would allow the sharing of information between offices in different countries confident that it was subject to proper protection rules.

Source: May Wants Total Alignment With EU Data Rules After Brexit – Bloomberg

The Tories claim the data protection bill will make us safer. That’s not true.

The government’s growing store of personal details allows automatic adjudication on crucial aspects of our lives, writes Diane Abbott, the shadow home secretary.

Source: The Tories claim the data protection bill will make us safer. That’s not true | Diane Abbott | Opinion | The Guardian

EU Law Analysis: Data Retention is still here to stay, for now…

This post critically analyses the Court of Appeal’s judgment in Tom Watson and Others v Secretary of State for the Home Department with regards to general data retention, access to communications data on the basis of prior review by a court or an independent administrative body and notifications.

Source: EU Law Analysis: Data Retention is still here to stay, for now…

Cryptojacking attack hits ~4,000 websites, including UK’s data watchdog

At first glance a CoinHive crypto miner being served by a website whose URL contains the string ‘ICO’ might not seem so strange. But when you know that ICO in this case stands for the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office — aka the national data protection and privacy watchdog, whose URL (https://ico.org.uk) predates both Bitcoin and the current craze for token sales — well, the extent of the cryptojacking security snafu quickly becomes apparent.

Source: Cryptojacking attack hits ~4,000 websites, including UK’s data watchdog | TechCrunch

1 2 3 17
>