Nursing home fined £15,000 for data security breach

 Introduction In August 2016 the Information Commissioner’s Office, (‘the ICO’) announced that it had fined Whitehead Private Nursing Home, (‘the nursing home’), £15,000 for breaking the law by not looking after the sensitive personal details in its care. The legal Continue reading Nursing home fined £15,000 for data security breach

GP surgery fined £40,000 for failing to protect patient’s personal data

A GP practice that revealed confidential details about a woman and her family to her estranged ex-partner has been fined £40,000. The practice gave out the information despite express warnings from the woman that staff should take particular care to protect Continue reading GP surgery fined £40,000 for failing to protect patient’s personal data

MPs say CEO pay should be linked to effective cybersecurity

A recent parliamentary report, (Cyber Security: Protection of Personal Data Online) recommends several new measures that businesses should adopt to improve their cybersecurity including: A portion of CEO compensation should be linked to effective cybersecurity, in a way to be Continue reading MPs say CEO pay should be linked to effective cybersecurity

Failure to use ‘bcc’ field in emails costs hospital £180,000

FACTS A clinic within Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, (‘the Trust’), treated patients with HIV. These patients were able to receive results and make appointments/enquiries by e-mail. The clinic also used email to send newsletters to those patients Continue reading Failure to use ‘bcc’ field in emails costs hospital £180,000