ICO Proposals for children’s online safety

ICO Proposals for children’s online safety

  • 23rd July 2020
  • Evgeniy Anisimov
  • Child Safety

The ICO (Information Commissioners Office, the UK’s data regulator) has drafted proposals to help keep children safer when online. Under these proposals, unveiled 21st January 2020, websites will be forced to do more to protect the safety and privacy of minors online. Named the Age Appropriate Design Code , it is hoped to come into effect by autumn 2021 if approved by parliament. Any firms disobeying these rules could be fined up to 4% of the company’s global turnover. The move has been...


Catfishing - know who you are talking about

Catfishing - know who you are talking about

  • 31st July 2020
  • Evgeniy Anisimov
  • Cyber Crime

‘Catfishing’ is a commonly used word around social media these days, but what does it mean? In simple terms, catfishing is when someone creates a fake profile on social media sites, such as Facebook or Tinder, intending to deceive someone and lure them into a relationship and/or try to extract money or personal information from the victim. These profiles deliberately set out to impress unsuspecting victims, with the account holder not being who they say they are. Items posted on such bogus...