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Public must act to protect themselves when using Internet of Things devices

By Simon Rice, Group Manager for Technology. Is this creepy website live-streaming YOUR living room? That was the Daily Mail headline in 2014, highlighting a Russian website that was providing links to access internet-connected cameras around the world. The story … Continue reading

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Eight reasons small businesses should read our new IT security guide

By Simon Rice, Group Manager for Technology. The ICO’s new and improved A Practical Guide to IT is now available online and in print. It’s aimed at small businesses and gives advice on how to keep IT systems safe and … Continue reading

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Is someone watching you right now? A warning as website targets insecure webcams

By Simon Rice, Group Manager for Technology The danger of using weak passwords has been exposed again this month after a new website was launched that allows people to watch live footage from some of the insecure cameras across the … Continue reading

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A CCTV code fit for 2014 and beyond

By Jonathan Bamford, Head of Strategic Liason. It’s nearly five months since I last wrote about the importance of having a CCTV code fit for the demands of modern society. At that time the draft version of the code was … Continue reading

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The Internet of Things: what is it and what does it mean for you?

By Andrew Paterson, Senior Technology Officer Picture yourself coming home from work in twenty years’ time. The house alarm reacts to a signal from your car as you pull up on the drive and turns off. The alarm then triggers … Continue reading

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Wearable technology – the future of privacy

By Andrew Paterson, Senior Technology Officer UPDATE, 01/07/2014: Our consultation on updating our CCTV Code of Practice has now ended. We are currently considering the responses received with a view to publishing an updated version of our guidance later in … Continue reading

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International study looks at phone app privacy

By Steve Eckersley, Head of Enforcement. When we published our data protection guidance for app developers just before Christmas, I was shocked to see that half the people surveyed about apps had decided not to download one due to privacy … Continue reading

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New technologies mean new CCTV code

By Jonathan Bamford, Head of Strategic Liason. UPDATE, 01/07/2014: Our consultation on updating our CCTV Code of Practice has now ended. We are currently considering the responses received with a view to publishing an updated version of our guidance later … Continue reading

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SQL injection – what is it and what does it mean for you?

By Simon Rice, Group Manager There is barely a week that goes by without another website being the subject of a targeted attack. Some make the headlines, but many do not. Often these attacks result in the personal information of … Continue reading

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Password storage – why it’s not as simple as 123…

By Simon Rice, Group Manager. Sadly, the most commonly used passwords continue to be ‘123456’ and ‘password’. While individuals have a clear role to play in using sensible passwords and not repeating their use across all websites, as an organisation … Continue reading

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