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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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“Would you like us to email you a receipt?”

By Garreth Cameron, Group manager for Business and Industry. On the surface it’s a simple question increasingly being asked by high street retailers. But sometimes this simple question doesn’t tell the full story. An e-receipt can be more convenient at … Continue reading

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Information Commissioner updates on WhatsApp / Facebook investigation

‘We think consumers deserve a greater level of information and protection, but so far Facebook hasn’t agreed’ By Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner. Eight weeks ago I said my office would look into the approach WhatsApp had decided to take in … Continue reading

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Cyber security – what does my organisation need to do? Answers from questions at our webinar

By Simon Rice, Group Manager for Technology. Cyber security is a frontline issue and a boardroom issue, not just a matter for information security experts. If you hold personal data and that data is on a device connected to the … Continue reading

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How the ICO will be supporting the implementation of the GDPR

By Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner. The government has now confirmed that the UK will be implementing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Secretary of State Karen Bradley MP used her appearance before the Culture, Media and Sports Select Committee … Continue reading

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Closing the back door on nuisance call directors

By Andy Curry, Enforcement Group Manager. Since the government changed the law in April 2015 to make it easier for us to fine the companies behind nuisance calls, we’ve issued more than £2.7 million in penalties. It’s a figure that … Continue reading

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