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Garages, new homes and old offices: the records management mistakes that put health records at risk

By Leanne Doherty, Group Manager. When Cabinet Office Minister Ben Gummer announced the government was spending £1.9bn on UK cyber security, he highlighted health data as needing strong protection. But while money is (rightly) invested in hi-tech cyber security solutions … Continue reading

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Information Governance Survey: What councils need to do now

By Anulka Clarke, ICO Head of Good Practice. We’re here to help local councils comply with the Data Protection Act and get ready for the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force from May 2018. The ICO’s Good … Continue reading

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AI, machine learning and personal data

By Jo Pedder, Interim Head of Policy and Engagement. Today sees the publication of the ICO’s updated paper on big data and data protection. But why now? What’s changed in the two and a half years since we first visited … Continue reading

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ICO guidance for consent in the GDPR

By Jo Pedder, Interim Head of Policy and Engagement. Back in January I wrote about our plans for GDPR guidance in 2017 and our commitment to help organisations improve their practices and prepare for the GDPR. I’m pleased to announce … Continue reading

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Big data and the insurance sector

By Carl Wiper, Group Manager. The insurance sector is among those facing both the challenges and opportunities presented by the large volumes of data which are now available from sources such as social media. How to benefit from this data … Continue reading

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ICO International Strategy

By Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner. You only need glance at your mobile phone to see how international data protection is today. Apps developed 5,000 miles away on America’s West Coast, following rules written 400 miles away in Brussels, in the … Continue reading

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GDPR guidance in 2017

By Jo Pedder, Interim Head of Policy Delivery. There’s nothing like a new year to focus the mind on self-improvement. And from a data protection perspective, there’s something about the arrival of 2017 that makes the implementation of GDPR in … Continue reading

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Being held to ransom?

By Simon Rice, Group Manager for Technology. UK businesses are reportedly being forced to shut down after being held hostage by ransomware. One report suggested that 54% of UK businesses have been targeted with a ransomware attack, prompting more than … Continue reading

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Top tips to think about now for a merry information rights Christmas

By Laura Middleton, Enforcement Team Manager. “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, Ev’rywhere you go, Take a look at floors one to ten, lots of empty seats there again Let’s hope there isn’t cause to call the ICO.” … Continue reading

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