Revealed: More than 200 data breaches at Aberdeenshire Council
A Scottish council which boasted of its high data protection standards had more than 200 data breaches in two years and dozens staff had not completed compulsory data protection training, The Ferret can reveal.
Named: 102 GP practices shared patient information with Data Loch project
The Information Commissioner is to probe a controversial medical database after campaigners raised concerns that GPs may have broken privacy laws.
Deleted police records on thousands of Scots still held by other public bodies
Nearly 500,000 people have been removed from a police database - but other public bodies who received the records could still have them.
Cyber attacks result in Scots councils losing sensitive data
Cyber attacks have resulted in data breaches and losses at three Scottish councils, according to a new report that reveals the extraordinary scale of security threats faced by local authorities.
Critics allege “strong arm” tactics by Scottish Government over Named Person Bill
Scottish Government officials contacted organisations after they had submitted written evidence but before they gave oral evidence on the Named Person Bill to a Holyrood committee.
Over the counter genetic tests raise human rights concerns
Genetic testing kits sold online and in pharmacies are failing to protect consumers’ privacy raising concerns about human rights, academics have warned.