Data Protection News Roundup – 16th October 2018

Written Questions

Jeff Smith, Labour MP for Manchester, asked what steps have been taken to put in place protections to prevent personal details being shared publicly without the consent of the individual concerned. Digital minister Margot James responded that the GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 impose strict obligations on data controllers, including social media platforms. Read more here.

Ms James also responded to a question table by Tom Watson MP on what discussions have been had with Facebook following their data breach earlier this year. Ms James said the ICO is making inquiries. Read more here.


Other News

The National Cyber Security Centre’s annual review has revealed that it has stopped Britain falling victim to almost 1,200 attacks in the last two years. It also says that most of the attacks were carried out by state-sponsored hackers employed by hostile nations. Read more here.

One in seven people has lost track of their money sitting in savings accounts or pensions with half blaming lost passwords. Read more here.

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