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Information Commissioner

What is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)?

Who is the Information Commissioner, what powers do they have, and how will the ICO enforce GDPR?
5 Sep 2019
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data protection

Bounty fined by ICO for unlawfully sharing member data

The company shared the data of 14 million people without gaining full permission to do so
15 Apr 2019
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Information Commissioner

ICO unveils new tech strategy to tackle digital hurdles

The three-year plan sees the appointment of a new executive director for technology policy and innovation
14 Aug 2018
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public sector

Nottingham County Council fined £70,000 for data leak

The data of 3,000 vulnerable people was accessible through Google
4 Sep 2017
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Security

ICO fines TalkTalk £100k for data breach

Data watchdog found that the company failed to use adequate safeguards
11 Aug 2017
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data protection

ICO fines MoneySuperMarket £80k for spamming customers

Price comparison site sends 7.1 million emails to customers who'd opted out
21 Jul 2017
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data protection

Review agrees that DeepMind-NHS deal "lacked clarity"

However independent panel finds that the NHS is ultimately responsible for any legal breach
5 Jul 2017
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Security

Gloucester City Council fined £100,000 over Heartbleed hack

ICO issues penalty after authority leaks 30,000 employee emails
14 Jun 2017
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data controller

Basildon Council fined £150,000 after revealing data online

Authority exposed personal data including mental health issues
1 Jun 2017
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data protection

ICO calls for GDPR transparency and accountability

Put individuals at the heart of data protection, urges data watchdog
25 May 2017
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Business strategy

ICO investigating use of data in political campaigns

The investigation will determine if parties breached data protection laws
18 May 2017
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Security

Two men plead guilty to TalkTalk hack

Tamworth pair admit to offences under the Computer Misuse act
27 Apr 2017
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data protection

ICO says UK should adopt EU-style data protection

Elizabeth Denham said the UK needs tougher penalties for people who breach regulation
4 Oct 2016
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data protection

ICO investigates WhatsApp-Facebook data sharing deal

Data watchdog says it will "pull back the curtain" on how information will be shared
26 Aug 2016
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Trump resort will not be charged for breaching data laws

Presidential hopeful's Scottish golf course failed to register under the Data Protection Act for four years
12 Aug 2016
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data protection

New ICO chief: UK can navigate post-Brexit data protection

Elizabeth Denham insists that Brexit will not stop UK protecting data
11 Aug 2016
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Business strategy

Elizabeth Denham appointed ICO boss

Denham will be tasked with helping the UK leave the EU without any knock-on effects on privacy
19 Jul 2016
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public sector

Information Commissioner signs off with overview of year

Christopher Graham has issued a report outlining past achievements and recommendations for the future
29 Jun 2016
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data protection

Data protection laws will not change following Brexit vote

Despite the UK voting to leave the EU, the ICO said the data protection laws will still remain as tight as they are now
27 Jun 2016
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CEO's pay should be linked to security, says govt commitee

New report recommends that CEOs be held directly accountable for data breaches
20 Jun 2016
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data protection

Gov picks Canadian as next ICO chief

Elizabeth Denham will take over UK privacy watchdog role this summer
23 Mar 2016
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data protection

UK privacy watchdog warns that IoT devices can track people

More must be done by manufacturers to warn users their data is being collected
11 Feb 2016
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data protection

ICO: Data thieves must face tougher punishments than fines

Information Commissioner calls for threat of prison sentences after rental car employee sells customer data
12 Jan 2016