Tag Archives: data controllers

What’s the latest on the ICO privacy seals?

By Gemma Farmer, Senior Policy Officer. It’s been a little while since we talked about the ICO’s plans to introduce a brand new, consumer facing privacy seal for UK data controllers. Since then we’ve continued beavering away behind the scenes, … Continue reading

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Three years on… …and still waiting for reform

By David Smith, Deputy Commissioner and Director of Data Protection. As the candles were blown out on the third birthday of the European Commission’s proposal for a new data protection regulation for Europe, there were plenty of people asking how … Continue reading

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Update on our response to the European Google judgment

By David Smith, Deputy Commissioner and Director of Data Protection. It’s now 11 weeks since I last wrote about the Court of Justice of the European Union judgment in the Costeja case. The publicity given to the judgment has certainly … Continue reading

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eBay attack is ‘wake-up call to all of us’

By Christopher Graham, Information Commissioner. On Wednesday, eBay wrote to us to tell us they believed a cyberattack had compromised a database of customer information. We’re actively looking at this situation, with a view to launching a formal investigation. On … Continue reading

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Four things we’ve learned from the EU Google judgment

By David Smith, Deputy Commissioner and Director of Data Protection. *UPDATE, 05/06/14: Google has now published a form allowing people to apply to have search results linked to their name removed. The Article 29 Working Party, which brings together data … Continue reading

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Nuisance calls and texts: big-name brands can be to blame

By Simon Entwisle, ICO Director of Operations. A year ago I wrote about the top five myths of unwanted marketing calls and texts. If I was writing that list again today, I think there’d be a worthy contender to be … Continue reading

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Ensuring transparency isn’t the cost of outsourcing

By Steve Wood, Head of Policy Delivery.  As talk of austerity continues to echo through the corridors of the public sector, the value of cost savings grows ever-more attractive. And if a CBI report is to be believed, there’s £22.6bn … Continue reading

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