Tag Archives: Data Protection Act

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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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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Don’t get caught out by subject access requests

By Sally-Anne Poole, Enforcement Group Manager. The ICO’s recent fine for a data breach at a GP surgery in Hertfordshire was the direct result of a subject access request gone wrong. The practice revealed confidential details about a patient to an … Continue reading

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GDPR still relevant for the UK

By Steve Wood, Interim Deputy Commissioner. It’s just a few weeks since we set out what guidance organisations could expect and when around a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that was on track to come into force in the UK … Continue reading

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What are our mobile apps actually doing?

By Simon Rice, Group Manager for Technology. How long could people get by without using mobile apps? Maybe as long as a day without checking the weather or bank balance. Probably only a few hours without checking emails. And maybe … Continue reading

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ICO releases new encryption guidance

By Peter Brown, Senior Technology Officer So many data breaches that make the headlines lead to questions about whether the data placed at risk was encrypted. All too often, despite the relative ease with which encryption software can be used, … Continue reading

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How shops can use your phone to track your every move and video display screens can target you using facial recognition

Note: New guidance on Wi-Fi location analytics available here: https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisations/documents/1560691/wi-fi-location-analytics-guidance.pdf By Simon Rice, Group Manager for Technology. Picture the scene, you’re in a department store and decide to go back and try that pair of trousers on for a second … Continue reading

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