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THE RISE OF THE DASH-CAM

THE RISE OF THE DASH-CAM

Friday 15th September 2017

Dash-cams are small cameras that are typically fixed to the dashboard (or rear view mirror) of a vehicle in order to record the road ahead (they can also be set up to record the road behind). There are many types of dash-cam, some also include a rear-facing camera for recording what is happening in the vehicle, others include motion detectors that allow the camera to record if something happens when the vehicle is parked. A survey of 2,134 motorists recently published...

ARE YOU READY FOR GDPR DATA PROTECTION RULES?

ARE YOU READY FOR GDPR DATA PROTECTION RULES?

Thursday 14th September 2017

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25th May 2018. While the principles and ideas behind this new regulation are along the same lines as the current Data Protection Act (DPA), there are some new elements and significant enhancements for example the new regulation places greater...

EMPLOYEES WARNED NOT TO SHARE OTHER PEOPLE’S INFORMATION

EMPLOYEES WARNED NOT TO SHARE OTHER PEOPLE’S INFORMATION

Wednesday 13th September 2017

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is warning employees that, without consent or a valid reason, it is often illegal to pass on to third parties other people’s personal information that you have access to as part of your job. A recruitment manager at a Walsall based domestic services company was prosecuted...

UNINSURED DRIVER CLAIMS INCREASE

UNINSURED DRIVER CLAIMS INCREASE

Wednesday 13th September 2017

The Motor Insurers' Bureau (MIB) handles claims involving uninsured and untraced drivers. In 2004 the MIB handled around 25,000 claims per year, since then, following efforts by various bodies to tackle the problem of uninsured driving, the number of claims has steadily fallen to around 11,000 claims per year currently....

IDENTITY FRAUD RISES AS INSURANCE FRAUD FALLS

IDENTITY FRAUD RISES AS INSURANCE FRAUD FALLS

Monday 11th September 2017

The not for profit fraud prevention and data-sharing organisation Cifas has reported record levels of identity fraud for the first six months of 2017. Figures show 89,000 identity frauds up by 5% on the same period last year. The figures show that 83% of identity fraud was carried out online and...

£100,00 FINE FOR FAILING TO PROTECT CUSTOMERS’ DATA

£100,00 FINE FOR FAILING TO PROTECT CUSTOMERS’ DATA

Friday 8th September 2017

TalkTalk Telecom Group plc have been issued with a £100,000 monetary penalty by the Information Commissioners’ Office (ICO) following a data protection breach that first came to light in September 2014. In 2004 TalkTalk provided Wipro Ltd with access to a portal through which customer information could be obtained. Wipro had...