Category Archives: Elizabeth Denham

Interesting times, and how we navigate them

My term in office is five years, and it’s abundantly clear to me as the first year draws to a close, ‘interesting times’ will be a recurring theme of my term. GDPR, Brexit, and whatever follows those two. Add to that a general election too. Continue reading

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The Information Commissioner opens a formal investigation into the use of data analytics for political purposes

By Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner. In March we announced we were conducting an assessment of the data protection risks arising from the use of data analytics, including for political purposes. Engagement with the electorate is vital to the democratic process. … 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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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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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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