This week the European Commission requested the UK to strengthen its data protection legislation to align with the EU Data Protection Directive. Claiming the UK regulations offered less protection than those required under EU rules, the UK has two months to consider the opinion and respond with measures to bring them into line.
The EU highlighted the following points:
1. The ICO cannot monitor third party country data protection rules – assessments which should come before international transfer of personal information
2. The ICO can neither perform random checks on people using or processing personal data, nor enforce penalties following the checks.
The full writeup can be found on the Europe EU Law press release page.
Last month I was invited to speak at our Executive Summit in Amsterdam, where 100 or so CIOs, CEOs and other executives from the Benelux area came to hear what McAfee was up to, and tell us where we were going right (and wrong).
Not content with talking at them for the day, we plied them with good wine, crispy bread and sandwiches which you could never find the equal in Subway or Quiznos. We also gave out some homework, asking participants to complete a survey of their security concerns which came back with some interesting results: Read more…
I found this funny, and practical report by BBC News’ Rob Freeman on their Click Program.
Good watching if you’re in doubt as to how to dispose of those pesky old hard disks…