to help enterprise security across Europe
The resource centre for busy senior executives seeking the latest insights into IT Compliance & Privacy issues for major organizations
sarbaines oxley ofcom communications regulator
Latest Resources      data protection register
compliance resources privacy resource center

Breaking Global News
Global Compliance and Privacy News
- Breaking News, updated every 30 minutes
•   Compliance, Privacy and Security
•  Money Laundering
•  Phishing
•  Regulatory Issues
•  SOX, Basel 2, MiFID

You Tell Us:

We use SSL Technology for web data entry points:

What is SSL?

Are Smartphones Endangering Security? - Wick Hill
Dealing with Internet Security Threats - Ian Kilpatrick
How the New EU Rules on Data Export Affect Companies in and Outside the EU - Thomas Helbing
Farmers' Data Leak Highlights Old Technology Use - Wick Hill
Saving Money with SFTP - Wick Hill
UK Information Commissioner targets firm selling vetting data - Eversheds e80
12 Key Steps to Internet Security - Wick Hill
Telephone Monitoring Legality in the UK - Dechert
Firewall or UTM - Wick Hill
UK Information Commissioner demands mobile device encryption - Eversheds e80
Data loss - liability, reputation and mitigation of risk - Eversheds e80
Phorm, Webwise and OIX - BCS Security Forum
The challenges of PCI DSS compliance - Thales, Russell Fewing
"Quality" Data Vendor Spams us! Editor astounded!
National Gateway Security Survey 2008 - Wick Hill
Unified Threat Management - Watchguard Technologies

news archives
0 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |
6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 |
12 | 13
[What is this?]

Industry Blogs
Tim Berners Lee's Blog
Tim Callan's SSL Blog
Davis Wright Tremaine's Privacy & Security Law Blog
Emergent Chaos Blog
Michael Farnum's Blog
Phillip Hallam-Baker's Blog - The dotFuture Manifesto: Internet Crime, Web Services, Philosophy
Stuart King's Security and Risk Management Blog
David Lacey's IT Security Blog
Metasploit Official Blog
Jeff Pettorino's Security Convergence Blog
Jeff Richards's Demand Insights Blog
David Rowe's Risk ManagementBlog
Bruce Schneier's Security Blog
Larry Seltzer's Security Weblog
Mike Spinney's Private Communications Blog
Richard Steinnon's Threat Chaos Blog
The TechWeb Blog
Tim Trent's Marketing by Permission Blog
Rebecca Wong 's DP Thinker Blog

23 February Newsletter
Newsletter Archives are located in "News"

Industry Update
Internet Security Intelligence Briefing - November 2005
Find out the latest trends in e-commerce, web usage & the latest threats from adware/Spyware

Phorm, Webwise and OIX
- BCS Security Forum

'The Any Era has Arrived, and Everyione has Noticed' - Stratton Sclavos - VeriSign
Identity Security - Time to Share
Malicious code threats - iDefense
Public Alerts - updated as they happen from
Public Alerts - updated as they happen from Websense
Public Advisories - updated as they happen, from iDefense
Phoraging - Privacy invasion through the Semantic web: a special report by Mike Davies of VeriSign

Privacy Laws & Business International E-news, Issue 57
Privacy Laws & Business UNited Kingdom E-news, Issue 60

Security Reviews
February 2007 - VeriSign Security Review
The security review archive is here

Case Studies
Finance Industry
Case Study Example

A case study on a Finance industry company.

White Papers
VeriSign® Intelligent Infrastructure for Security
VeriSign® Intelligent Infrastructure: An Overview
Identity Protection Fraud Detection Service - description of the service
Life of a Threat - Video on Threat Management Lifecycle
Optimizing Enterprise Information Security Compliance - Dealing with all the audits
For a full list of all whitepapers, visit our Whitepaper library

Legal Notices
Privacy Policy
Terms of use

basel 2 sarbanes oxley
data controller notification binding corporate rules BCR data transfer third countries third part data transfer basel 2 regualtor regulation regulate FSA banking network security RSA encryptin algorithm Bits sacked bank staff
Blogs compliance Reports compliancy Legislation Data Protection Case Studies data privacy White Papers data protection act News information commissioner Events security standards Links information security iDefense
Retail Solutions


compliance and privacy

Current News Updates

PL&B UK E-news, Issue 42

2 March, 2006
© Privacy Laws & Business 2006

  1. Identity thieves target Network Rail
  2. ICO publishes guidance about employee references
  3. Information Commissioner resolves DP/FoI tension and orders disclosure of MPs expenses
  4. Jersey’s New Data Protection Law now implemented
  5. Northumbria University offers new course in Information Rights

1. Identity thieves target Network Rail

One in seven workers employed by Network Rail had their identities stolen recently in one of the most costly cases of identity theft ever seen in Britain. Network Rail’s Chief Executive John Armitt wrote to the company’s 30,000 employees assuring them that they would not be held responsible for any financial losses related to the fraud. Investigators have said that criminal gangs are responsible. Insider help is suspected.


2. ICO publishes guidance about employee references

The Information Commissioner’s Office has produced a guide to help employers understand how the Data Protection Act applies to employee references. It is one of a series designed to make data protection simpler.
It says that in most cases individuals have a right to a copy of information held about them. If there is confidential information in a reference, however, then an exemption may apply.

For further info, see:

3. Information Commissioner resolves DP/FoI tension and orders disclosure of MPs expenses

The Information Commissioner ordered the House of Commons to release MPs’ travel expenses after two similar appeals were determined by him on 22nd February under the Freedom of Information Act.

The complainants requested a breakdown of travel claims by individual MPs showing the amounts claimed on official business for travel by air, train, road, and one of the complainants also asked for claims made for travel by bicycle.

The House of Commons refused to release the information on the basis that it would contravene section 40(2) of the Act, which relates to personal information, where disclosure would contravene the principles of the Data Protection Act.

However, the Commissioner did not accept that the requested information would contravene the Data Protection Act if disclosed ruling that the information relates to individuals acting in an official, rather than a private capacity. Therefore, he ordered that the information be released within 30 days of the issue of his Decision Notice.

The full decision notice is available on the ICO website:

4. Jersey’s New Data Protection Law now implemented

1st December 2005 was implementation date for the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005 which serves to bring Jersey in line with European Directive 95/46. The Law is almost a complete reflection of the UK Data Protection Act 1998, a move that was, according to the Data Protection Commissioner, Emma Martins, very deliberate.
She stated: “We have a large number of UK and Europe-wide businesses with offices and branches in Jersey. In making the pieces of legislation so similar, we have sought to ensure, so far as possible, that the cross-jurisdictional compliance requirements for those organisations is as manageable as possible”. But although similar, the Jersey Law is not identical and there are a number of notable differences, including an offence which could lead to a prison sentence.

There will be a more detailed report in the March/April edition of the PL&B UK Newsletter.

5. Northumbria University offers new course in Information Rights

Northumbria University, in conjunction with the Department for Constitutional Affairs, has recently developed a new Information Rights programme. The Postgraduate Diploma/LLM in Information Rights Law and Practice is the first postgraduate qualification designed to unravel the complexities of the Data Protection Act 1998, the Freedom of Information Act 2000, and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, together with the common law duty of confidence and the right to privacy protected by the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.

For further information contact Programme Leader Helen Morris:


This site is independent of all its sources
The contents of the site are sourced from across the industry. All copyrights are acknowledged.