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Data Protection Policy for Suppliers

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) launched their Cyber Essentials assurance framework on 5 June 2014, which would allow businesses to be certified for their cybersecurity practices. BIS stated that 'until now, there had been no single recognised cybersecurity assurance certification suitable for all businesses to adopt.' From 1 October 2014, the Government will require all suppliers bidding for certain personal and sensitive information handling contracts to be Cyber Essentials-certified. / read more

The Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante) issued its Resolution (Doc. 3203981) on ensuring data protection for payments which take place through smartphone devices and tablets on 17 June 2014. The Resolution is addressed to a number of players, such as operators, vendors, technology aggregators and app providers. / read more


European data protection authorities (DPAs) are on a roll. This year started with the unprecedented coordination of enforcement actions across the EU for the alleged breaches by Google to provide sufficiently clear and detailed information about its practices. Then the Article 29 Working Party (WP29) underwent what is possibly its most prolific period ever – with many opinions on topics ranging from breach notification and surveillance to international data transfers and legitimate interests. In fact, WP29 has already adopted seven opinions so far this year – the same number as in the whole of 2013. Further ground breaking enforcement actions for things like not obtaining consent for cookies have also taken place in the past months. More recently, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) sided with the Spanish authority in the landmark 'right to be forgotten' case. / read more

Future of Privacy_Eduardo Ustaran

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by iamlucky13

It was mainly a management failure. The O-rings were built according to the design, so it was not a construction failure. Obviously, the engineers failed to provide enough protection, but they had tested the boosters in most conditions.
Yes, the O-rings had insufficient safety margin. That had been discussed and generally ignored several times. Damage had been seen to the seals in previous launches. They should have improved the design (they were working on it actually, but no one was willing to identify it as a serious problem), but even so, it was holding together.
But it was the launch in cold temperatures that reduced the durability of the O-rings that doomed Challenger

Scores of blunders sees Norfolk councils breach data laws over confidential ..  — Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Information Commissioner Christopher Graham has previously called for councils to take their responsibilities for protecting personal data more seriously. He said in 2012: “There is clearly an underlying problem with data protection in local government.”.

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