Faxes – the facts

Many organisations still use fax machines to share both personal and sensitive personal information on a regular (often daily) basis. Last month, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust received £55,000 fine for misdirecting three faxes. This provides a timely opportunity to quickly review the three ‘fax fines’ and shed light on what to consider when …

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Charities on ICO radar – 32 charities visited

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) occupies two roles: alongside their powers to enforce compliance and fine organisations for serious breaches of data protection (their ‘stick’ role) they offer informal visits to review how organisations are handling personal information and publish helpful summaries for others to note and use (their ‘carrot’ role). The ICO has published …

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