Information Commissioner’s Office Website Breaks Its Own Rules

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Embarrassment at The Information Commissioner’s Office as visitors to their website were presented with a “This Connection is Untrusted” warning . Unbelievably, the public body tasked with enforcing privacy and electronic communications regulations had forgotten to renew its SSL security certificate which allows secure connections from ICO’s server to a web browser.

The certificate is required by law if, like the ICO, visitors can leave contact information on your website.

Techno Guido looks forward to the ICO fining itself…

H/T computing

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