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ICO

MoJ faces £17.5m GDPR fine over subject access request backlog
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data protection

MoJ faces £17.5m GDPR fine over subject access request backlog

The Information Commissioner's Office says the rights of data subjects are now being infringed by the processing delay
20 Jan 2022
Cabinet Office fined £500,000 for New Year Honours data leak
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data breaches

Cabinet Office fined £500,000 for New Year Honours data leak

Error led to more than 1,000 people having their names and corresponding addresses posted online
3 Dec 2021
ICO publishes new data protection standards for the adtech industry
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data protection

ICO publishes new data protection standards for the adtech industry

The new rules apply to new online advertising strategies which must place protections for users at the forefront
25 Nov 2021
Celebrity data leaked after ransomware attack on London's Graff jewellers
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ransomware

Celebrity data leaked after ransomware attack on London's Graff jewellers

Russia-based Conti ransomware group is demanding tens of millions in cryptocurrency
1 Nov 2021
ICO launches AI risk assessment toolkit for businesses
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Information Commissioner

ICO launches AI risk assessment toolkit for businesses

The watchdog is calling for organisations to test its beta data assessment package on live AI applications
21 Jul 2021
What is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)?
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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?
15 Jul 2021
MPs turn on the ICO over contact-tracing fiasco
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Information Commissioner

MPs turn on the ICO over contact-tracing fiasco

Open Rights Group says there is "something rotten at the heart of the ICO" for not acting on the government's "unlawful behaviour"
21 Aug 2020
ICO to relax GDPR enforcement during coronavirus economic downturn
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

ICO to relax GDPR enforcement during coronavirus economic downturn

Fines for data breaches likely to be much lower until organisations can recover
16 Apr 2020
Bounty fined by ICO for unlawfully sharing member data
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
ICO unveils new tech strategy to tackle digital hurdles
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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
Nottingham County Council fined £70,000 for data leak
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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
ICO fines TalkTalk £100k for data breach
TalkTalk
Security

ICO fines TalkTalk £100k for data breach

Data watchdog found that the company failed to use adequate safeguards
11 Aug 2017
ICO fines MoneySuperMarket £80k for spamming customers
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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
Review agrees that DeepMind-NHS deal "lacked clarity"
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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
Gloucester City Council fined £100,000 over Heartbleed hack
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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
Basildon Council fined £150,000 after revealing data online
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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
ICO calls for GDPR transparency and accountability
data protection

ICO calls for GDPR transparency and accountability

Put individuals at the heart of data protection, urges data watchdog
25 May 2017
ICO investigating use of data in political campaigns
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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
Two men plead guilty to TalkTalk hack
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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
ICO says UK should adopt EU-style data protection
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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
ICO investigates WhatsApp-Facebook data sharing deal
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
Trump resort will not be charged for breaching data laws
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Security

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