The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is reminding organisations to ensure personal data is protected from IT security vulnerabilities, Out-Law.com reports. “As a responsible data controller, it is your organisation’s responsibility to make sure you have the measures in place to keep people’s details safe,” the ICO’s Simon Rice said, adding, “Failure to do so will leave your organisation’s network increasingly vulnerable over time and increases the risk of a serious data breach that your actions could have prevented.” The Data Protection Act requires “appropriate technical and organisational measures” to avoid "unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data,” the report states. Meanwhile, BBC reports on Welsh councils breaking data protection laws “135 times in 2013 compared to 60 breaches in 2012.”
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