UK data protection laws to be overhauled

Britons could obtain more control over what happens to personal information under proposals outlined by the government.

Citizens will be able to ask for personal data, or information posted when they were children, to be deleted.

Firms that flout the law will face bigger fines, levied by the UK’s data protection watchdog.

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Filestream’s EDMS Enhances Administrative Efficiency at the University of Hull

Filestream announces that the University of Hull has selected its electronic document management software (EDMS) to efficiently and securely manage the vast amount of administrative paperwork generated from the running of a large educational institution.
Founded in 1927 & located on a 52.7 hectare main campus site, the University of Hull has an annual budget of £190 million and is home to 20,000 students and 2,500 staff.

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Equifax Reports 143 Million Records Breached

©  Dan Raywood Contributing Editor, Infosecurity Magazine

US-based credit monitoring service Equifax has reported a data breach of 143 million records. Including names, social security numbers, dates of birth, addresses accessed by criminals and in some cases, driver license numbers, the breach was discovered on July 29th, but it was around six weeks later before the incident was disclosed to the world. Continue reading