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by Dan Worth of https://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2130119/european-commission-hit-firms-huge-breach-fines The European Commission is pushing for the power to fine businesses up to five per cent of annual turnover for breaches of privacy rules, according to a draft of the Data Protection Directive to be unveiled in the new year. Documents seen by the Financial Times suggest that the EC's [...]
Europe heading for unified data protection regime that could harm UK by Dan Worth of https://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2130844/europe-heading-unified-protection-regime-harm-uk The first draft of the revised Data Protection Directive due to be released by the European Commission in January is expected to propose a pan-European Regulation that would legally oblige all member states to enforce it in the same [...]
• The tape is worn out and has not been checked, making data unreadable. • A backup tape is stolen at the same time as a PC or server. • The backup tape is stored in a glove compartment, 18 inches from the car’s starter motor. The magnetic impulses erase your records. • Fire, flood [...]
Computer server EMC says firms need to put more focus on backup and recovery systems Continue reading the main story Related Stories Microsoft services hit by failure Getting your business cloud-ready Almost three-quarters of firms and public sector organisations across nine European countries may not fully recover their computer systems or data after an IT [...]
More than half of small- and medium-sized businesses are unprepared to to deal with the effects of data loss, a network outage and various other forms of IT disaster, according to a recent report
Uk starts to fine companies for serious data breaches. https://www.wiredvc.com/leaks251-cost-big-money-uks-ico-hands-out-150000-penalties-for-two-stolen-laptops/ The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has today served Ealing Council and Hounslow Council with £80,000 and £70,000 fines respectively. These fines relate to the loss of two unencrypted laptops which contained sensitive personal information.
Mozy the US based Online backup provider —has changed it's pricing, most notably dropping their unlimited backup plans. Bad news for Mozy Home and small business users. Here are the details: Under the new plan, you can back up 50GB on one computer for $6/month, or 125GB on up to three computers for $9.99/month. Current [...]