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  • Press release: Digital and Culture Secretary urges businesses and charities to prepare for stronger data protection laws

    first_img The survey covers 1,500 businesses and 500 charities and underpins the DCMS’s work delivering parts of the Government’s five-year £1.9 billion National Cyber Security Strategy. The data was gathered as part of the DCMS Cyber Security Breaches Survey. This is an annual study examining the scale and impact of cyber incidents on businesses and charities, including how they manage and respond to such incidents. The full 2018 survey will be published in the Spring. We are strengthening the UK’s data protection laws to make them fit for the digital age by giving people more control over their own data. And as these figures show many organisations still need to act to make sure the personal data they hold is secure and they are prepared for our Data Protection Bill. There is a wealth of free help and guidance available from the Information Commissioner’s Office and the National Cyber Security Centre, and I encourage all those affected to take it up. Fewer than half of all businesses and charities are aware of new data protection laws four months before they come into force, according to new research released today.Businesses in the finance and insurance sectors have the highest awareness of the changes to be brought in through the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) , which is to be implemented in UK law via the Data Protection Bill in May 2018, as part of plans to help the UK prepare for a successful Brexit.Businesses in the construction industry have the lowest awareness, with only one in four aware of the incoming regulation. Awareness is higher among businesses that report their senior managers consider cyber security is a fairly high or a very high priority, with two in five aware of the GDPR.The survey finds more than a quarter of businesses and charities who had heard of the regulation made changes to their operations ahead of the new laws coming into force.Among those making changes, just under half of businesses, and just over one third of charities, made changes to cyber security practices, including creating or improving cyber security procedures, hiring new staff and installing or updating anti-virus software.Speaking from Davos, where he is banging the drum for the UK’s world-leading tech sector and reaffirming the nation’s commitment to artificial intelligence [AI], Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Matt Hancock said: Businesses are recommended to follow free guidance on protecting themselves from online attacks published by National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), such as the Cyber Essentials advice and the Small Business Guide.Notes to editors GDPR will require organisations to have appropriate measures in place to protect personal data. This could include: Documenting what data the organisation holds. Reviewing privacy notices. Updating procedures around individual’s rights. For example, how an organisation would delete personal data if asked. Planning how to handle subject access requests. Reviewing how consent to process data is gained. Considering children, and whether age verification or parental consent is required. Having procedures in place to detect, report and investigate data breaches. For more info call DCMS Press Office on 020 7211 2210. Data out today shows fewer than half of businesses and charities are aware of new data laws Awareness in construction and manufacturing sectors particularly low Organisations should follow ICO guidance as well as improve their cyber securitycenter_img Assigning a data protection officer. In the wake of recent high-profile data breaches, businesses and charities are being urged to update their cyber security protections. Cyber security measures businesses and charities can take up to help protect their data include: Using strong passwords and always downloading software updates Adopting the Cyber Essentials scheme to protect against the most common threats The UK tops the list in Europe for global tech investors, with its tech firms attracting more venture capital funding than any other European country in 2017. In December it was named by Oxford Insights as the best prepared country in the world for AI implementation.While in Davos, Mr Hancock will talk up the nation’s innovators in speeches covering policymaking for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Generation AI.On the day new statistics on data preparedness are released, Mr Hancock makes clear the Government’s Data Protection Bill will provide people with the confidence their data will be managed securely and safely while also supporting those innovative businesses to maximise the potential benefits of increasing use of data in the digital economy.The Bill will give Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) more power to defend consumer interests and issue higher fines, of up to £17 million or 4 per cent of global turnover, for the most serious data breaches.Organisations which hold and process personal data are urged to prepare and follow the guidance and sector FAQS freely available from the ICO. Its dedicated advice line for small organisations has received more than 8000 calls since it opened in November 2017, and the Guide to the GDPR has had over one million views. The regulator also has a GDPR checklist, and 12 steps to take now to prepare for GDPR.There is still time to prepare and many organisations will already be compliant with the new rules. Businesses already complying with the existing Data Protection Act are well on the way to being ready for GDPR.There will be no regulatory ‘grace’ period, but the ICO is a fair and proportionate regulator. Those who self-report, who engage with the ICO to resolve issues and demonstrate effective accountability, can expect this to be taken into account when the ICO considers taking action.Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said: Data protection law reforms put consumers and citizens first. People will have greater control over how their data is used and organisations will have to be transparent and account for their actions. This is a step change in the law; businesses, public bodies and charities need to take steps now to ensure they are ready. Organisations that thrive under the new rules will be those that commit to the spirit of data protection and embed it in their policies, processes and people. The GDPR offers a real opportunity to present themselves on the basis of how they respect the privacy of individuals, and over time this can play more of a role in consumer choice. Enhanced customer trust and more competitive advantage are just two of the benefits of getting it right. Our website is packed with information to help your organisation to get prepared for May 2018. Following cyber security guidance available from the National Cyber Security Centre.last_img read more

  • SMC panel examines Title IX implications

    first_imgSaint Mary’s Belles Against Violence Office (BAVO) held a panel regarding Title IX and the process of reporting sexual assault for both Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame campuses on Wednesday. Panelists included Saint Mary’s Title IX coordinator and college counsel Rich Nugent, Vice President for Student Affairs Karen Johnson and Notre Dame’s interim Title IX deputy coordinator for student respondent cases Annie Eaton.Susan Zhu Nugent said the Title IX process at Saint Mary’s has been improved this year. “This year, we are doing things differently,” Nugent said. “We are not doing investigations in house. We have engaged two local attorneys who have real excellent expertise in this area.” Nugent said Saint Mary’s students can report cases against Notre Dame students directly to the University, but he suggests they also notify the College to receive the full support and benefit of the resources offered. Johnson said this year the College has increased campus-wide training on the Title IX process and is in the processes of adding more training that includes LGBTQ-specific information.Eaton said the process at Notre Dame starts when she receives word of a case. She said she then reaches out to the complainant, and they discuss the situation. The complainant is then presented with all of the options and decides to proceed either with a legal case or with the University’s conduct process. She said the process then moves into investigations. Eaton said the University uses the same outside attorneys to investigate.“The investigators are not there to form an opinion about that case,” Eaton said. “They simply ask the facts. They collect evidence. … After that process is complete, they transcribe the interviews and they send it back to the deputy Title IX coordinator.”She said once the University receives the report, the complainant again has the power to choose how to proceed. If the complainant chooses not to move forward, the case moves to associate vice presidents for review. If the perpetrator is a repeat offender or is found to be a threat to the larger community, Eaton said, the school may take action against the offender without the complainant playing a role. The complainant has up to six months to decide whether or not to move forward with a conduct case. “Going through any kind of sexual trauma is difficult,” Eaton said. “Sometimes students are ready, sometimes [they] aren’t. So we give that time limit for a student to still be able to change their mind to move forward. “Even if the student experienced something a year ago but never [reported], and a year later decided they are ready, they can still do that. They can still do it four years later. As long as the respondent is still a student, we can move forward with the conduct process,” she said.Johnson said Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s work closely with these issues and are in communication with one another. She said her job is handling the appeals processes, helping with support and clarification of information and ensuring that students are treated respectfully and professionally throughout the process. Nugent said the College will not involve law enforcement or contact the parents of the student unless she specifically requests it. “One of the most important things for someone who has been sexually assaulted is to give them back the ability to make decisions,” Nugent said. “The only exception to that is possibly in that case where we hear the same name multiple times.”Johnson said the College has reached the compliant level of the Title IX process and is working on exceeding that level.“We’ve been growing and growing, and we’re not done growing,” she said. “We have a long way to go, and we have a lot of things to do. … We’ve been doing this for 10 years, but we can do it for 50 years, and we’ll still miss some things.”Nugent said the College is not content with where they are on the process, and it will continue to improve. He said the students’ well-being and access to resources is his top priority.Tags: BAVO, Belles Against Violence Office, sexual assault, Title IXlast_img read more

  • Coroner Called To Scene Following Crash Near New York, Pennsylvania Line

    first_imgPhoto: Bull-Doser / WikipediaUPDATED AT 8:30 AM ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2020:BUSTI – Police have identified the woman killed in a Friday evening crash on Busti-Sugar Grove Road near the New York, Pennsylvania line.Lakewood-Busti Police say around 6:30 p.m. a vehicle operated by 51-year-old Joseph Wisnewski, of Jamestown, was heading south when a deer ran in front of it.Wisnewski, police say, swerved to miss the animal causing his vehicle to travel off the east side of the roadway striking a tree head-on. Wisnewski, police report, had to be extricated from the vehicle. Officers say the front seat passenger, 65-year-old Carol Boyer, also of Jamestown, was pronounced dead at the scene.Additionally, there were two children in the back seat of the vehicle, a 13-year-old and two-year-old, that were taken to UPMC Chautauqua Hospital with minor injuries.The Busti Fire Department, Lakewood Fire Department and Chautauqua County EMS were among department that responded to the scene. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • British supermarkets’ plea to shoppers – stop panic buying

    first_imgAnecdotal evidence suggested activity has stepped-up further since Thursday when Prime Minister Boris Johnson said those showing even mild symptoms of having the virus should self-isolate for at least seven days.As of Saturday, 21 people had died after testing positive for COVID-19 in Britain, health authorities said.In the letter to customers, Dickinson says food retailers are working closely with government and suppliers to keep food moving quickly through the system and making more deliveries to stores to ensure shelves are stocked.She also says retailers with online delivery and click-and-collect services are running at full capacity.Tesco chairman John Allan said on Thursday it was unlikely the retailer, which has a 27.2 percent UK grocery market share, would experience anything more than “very short term, temporary” shortages of certain products.Topics : Britain’s food retailers appealed to shoppers on Sunday to stop panic buying during the coronavirus outbreak, saying purchasing more than they need would mean others will be left without.The British Retail Consortium (BRC), which represents supermarket groups including market leader Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons, said retailers have come together to write to their customers, calling on them to be considerate in the way they shop.Their letter will be published in adverts in national newspapers on Sunday and Monday. “We understand your concerns but buying more than is needed can sometimes mean that others will be left without. There is enough for everyone if we all work together,” Helen Dickinson, chief executive of the BRC, says in the letter.Social media has been awash over the last week with pictures of empty shelves in Britain’s major supermarkets, with items like dried pasta, toilet rolls and canned food particularly sought after.Trading in UK supermarkets has been intense, with some shop bosses saying it can only be compared to the pre-Christmas rush.Read also: Why rational people are panic buying as coronavirus spreadslast_img read more

  • Japan PM returns to hospital as he breaks term record

    first_imgAbe’s health has been the subject of growing speculation, with reports before his check-up that he had been vomiting blood.The prime minister resigned just a year into his first term in 2007, citing his health among other factors.He was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and spent months undergoing treatment.Upon his return to power, he said he had overcome the illness. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday set a new record for the longest consecutive term in office but faced growing speculation about his health as he returned to hospital.Abe, 65, spent more than seven hours at a Tokyo hospital last week during a previously unannounced medical check-up that his aides insisted was routine.Local media cited sources as saying Abe’s return visit Monday was to receive the results of that check-up, but no further information was provided. Government spokesman Yoshihide Suga has denied Abe is sick, but members of the prime minister’s party have expressed concern about his health.The return to hospital comes as Abe breaks the record for the longest consecutive term as prime minister.He was already the country’s longest-serving prime minister, counting his first and second terms in office.But as of Monday, he has been in power for 2,799 uninterrupted days, breaking the record previously set by his great uncle Eisaku Sato.The record comes at a difficult time for Abe, who in addition to his possible health woes faces plummeting public support thanks to his handling of the coronavirus.A poll published Sunday by the Kyodo news agency found the approval rating for his cabinet stands at 36 percent, the second lowest since he returned to office in 2012.The survey conducted over the weekend found 58.4 percent were unhappy with the government’s handling of the coronavirus.While Japan has seen a comparatively small outbreak — with nearly 62,000 infections and close to 1,200 deaths — Abe has been slammed for his economic response as well as a widely mocked program to distribute reusable cloth face masks.center_img Topics :last_img read more

  • USC-Stanford Live Blog

    first_imgToday’s game kicks off at 5:00 on the West Coast.  All updates will be timestamped with game time. Be sure to check out our Twitter feed for instant info at http://www.twitter.com/dailytrojan6:54 4th Quarter. Stanford 34-28.USC is unable to score on the drive following Stanford’s touchdown. The offense hasn’t been able to get its running game going much but Barkley has been doing well. He completed to big third down passes on that drive, but stalled at the Cardinal 33 yard line when his passes on 3rd and 4th down fell incomplete down the left sideline looking for Johnson. The defense now has to do something it hasn’t done all half, stop the Stanford offense.11:11 4th Quarter. Stanford 34-28.TOUCHDOWN USC! The Trojans tie the game on a 6-yard pass by Barkley to Woods in 4th and 2. USC lined up with everyone on the line of scrimmage and Barkley play-actioned to Bradford before throwing off his backfoot to a wide-open Woods. The Trojans were stuffed on 3rd and 1 when Tyler got the carry instead of Bradford.However, on the ensuing kickoff Stanford returned it to the Trojans 9 yard line and three plays later, Luck found a wide-open Doug Baldwin on a 7-yard pass across the middle for a STANFORD TOUCHDOWN. The Cardinal missed the extra point.14:51 4th Quarter. Stanford 28-21.Touchdown Stanford. Luck threw a 2-yard pass to tight-end Konrad Reuland after scrambling for a while to extend the play. The Cardinal drove 82-yards down the field in just 6 plays, but were helped by the Trojans. In what has been a theme of this game, on 3rd and 4, Luck completed a 29-yard pass to Wilkerson to get down to the USC 33 yard line and then on the next play completed a 25-yard pass down to the 8.USC then committed another pass interference penalty in the end zone on a Shareece Wright interception and then Luck threw the touchdown. That makes it twice USC bailed Stanford out and committed a pass interference penalty in the end zone on a pass that wasn’t going to be complete. The defense needs to stop the Cardinal on third down and no shoot itself in the foot. This game could come down to who gets the ball last.2:59 3rd Quarter. 21-21.TOUCHDOWN USC! Robert Woods catches a pass wide open across the middle and makes a beautiful move to juke out a defender before racing 61 yards down the sideline for the score. The freshman now has 9 catches for 200 yards and I have a feeling he’s not done. The offense needed just five plays for the score, but it took a third down conversion when Barkley hit Johnson on a short out route for the 1st down. If the defense can get a stop or turnover here, that would be big for the Trojans.A few note on defense: Junior Shane Horton has been playing for Malcolm Smith at linebacker this half (and most of the first half) because it appears Smith is injured. Junior Chris Galippo is also getting a lot of playing time at middle linebacker for Devon Kennard. Could this be the change the defense needed? Defensive end Wes Horton is out for the second game in a row.5:39 3rd Quarter. Stanford 21-14.Touchdown Stanford. The Cardinal cap a 14-play, 92 yard drive with a one-yard dive over the top by Stepfan Taylor. The Trojans appeared to stop the Cardinal on their six yard line when a pass from Luck fell incomplete in the end-zone, but a pass interference penalty was called and Stanford got three more cracks. The defense has played better than it has all year at times, but it allowed multiple third-down conversions. We’ll see if the offense, which punted on its opening possession can counter.14, 92Halftime. 14-14.It’s halftime here at Stanford Stadium and it’s been about the big plays. When Stanford has gotten it’s running game going, it’s had very little opposition. But give credit to the Trojan defense for coming up with some big plays. The defense has stuffed Stanford a few times on third down and has forced two fumbles (both of which we recovered) after forcing just one through the first five games.As far as the offense is concerned, it’s operating okay but there’s been some questionable play calling from Kiffin. Kiffin decided to run the ball with 20 seconds left when the Trojans had 2 timeouts and the ball at the Stanford 40 yard line. Needless to say, the Trojans didn’t get any points on the final drive. Freshman receiver Robert Woods is the star of the first half, 7 catches for 117 yards and one touchdown. He is lighting up the Cardinal. Barkley is looking fine and Bradford is running over people. As long as the offense stays turnover free it should be able to stick with Stanford. The USC defense has shown at times it can be tough and has played its best football of the year, but other times it looks terrible. Hopefully for the Trojans, they can get that sorted out for the second half.8:33 2nd Quarter. Stanford 14-7.Touchdown Stanford. Sorry there’s spotty internet access up here. Cardinal running back Anthony Wilkerson runs to the right for a six-yard touchdown run. It’s too easy for Stanford to run the ball down the field. The USC defense has missed so many tackles after an impressive first series, and then a sack/fumble by Nick Perry. But the Trojans gave it right back when Baxter handed off to fullback Stanley Havili inside the redzone who subsequently fumbled it. The only way it appears USC can win this game is if it can score with Stanford.8:17 1st Quarter. USC 7-0.TOUCHDOWN USC! Freshman running back Dillon Baxter gets his first touchdown with a 8-yard touchdown run out of the wildcat formation. After much hype, Baxter struggled early and admitted this week that he wasn’t giving 100 percent effort thus far. But he said the three practices this week were his three best practices and it just showed. Last week, Marc Tyler got the majority of the carries out of the wildcat but coach Lane Kiffin is showing faith in the freshman.Baxter’s touchdown run comes after a methodical drive by the Trojans where they mixed short passes, runs with Allen Bradford and one long sideline pass to Brice Butler. USC got the ball when it stopped Stanford on three-and-out on its first series, something that has rarely been seen this year from the Trojan defense. Linebacker Malcolm Smith made a tackle in the backfield on third-and-one.  Strong start by the Trojans.40 mins to kickoff- Hey guys, Kenny here and we are getting ready for this matchup of 5-1 teams. Both teams are coming off of a tough loss and don’t want to start Pac-10 play 1-2. Stanford is the favorite, but USC still should never be counted out. It’s a beautiful day here in Palo Alto, 77 degrees with a slight breeze. Perfect football weather. There’s a bunch of USC fans (mostly students) here for the weekender and they have been tailgaiting a long time and ready to see USC come out with the victory. Should be a great game. Stay tuned for more info.last_img read more