Changes sought to Cookie Law

Data protection authorities across the G7 are to be urged to tackle nuisance cookie consent pop-ups, which critics say are not fit for purpose. Proposals on improving the ways that web users consent to cookies will be discussed in a series of virtual meetings to be held on Tuesday and Wednesday. The government has cited […]

That’s the way the cookie crumbles

Internet cookie requests could be on their way out under plans to overhaul UK data laws The pop-up banners asking users permission to access certain data have become a familiar part of landing on a new website – but they could become far fewer. The routine of clicking through numerous cookie requests on websites could […]

What are the GDPR Password Requirements?

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force in May 2018 does not outlaw the use of a simple username and static password system for accessing personal data, but GDPR does state that data access procedures need to be secure. More specifically, the law states in Article 32(1) “the controller and the […]

Scottish council apologises for data breach

Scottish Borders Council has apologised ‘unreservedly’ for a data breach affecting 600 customers. The council had been contacting residents that were eligible for a payment, but three emails were sent to multiple individuals where all recipient email addresses were visible. A Scottish Borders Council spokesperson said: ‘We would like to apologise unreservedly to all our […]

Mitigating information security risks during lockdown

Many staff have had to adapt to new ways of working in response to the current Covid-19 situation, which has seen increased home working as staff adjust to new ways of working or take on new roles. Working practices have had to change in response, changes which bring about new opportunities but also risks. Local […]