Author: Kate Bengaid

Government makes proposals to further promote freedom of speech at universities

Concerned at reports of some viewpoints being effectively unwelcome on university campuses, the Department for Education has announced a series of proposals they hope will strengthen existing requirements that universities foster an environment of free speech and its associated academic freedom. Setting out the proposals, the Education Secretary referred to an “unacceptable silencing and censoring”…

British Airways fined £20m by the ICO for data breach

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined British Airways (BA) £20m for failing to protect the personal and financial details of more than 400,000 of its customers. BA was the subject of a cyber-attack in June 2018, which it did not detect for more than two months. The attacker is believed to have potentially accessed…