Tag Archives: personal information

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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Private investigator crackdown by ICO

By Damian Moran, Criminal Investigation Team manager. Private investigators suspected of unlawful practices will be surprised by doorstep visits by officers from the ICO this week. The action by the ICO’s Criminal Investigation’s team follows intelligence we’ve gathered about the … Continue reading

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Be wary of public Wi-Fi

By Simon Rice, Group Manager for Technology. If you’re among the many who make use of free Wi-Fi services in our shops, hotels, train stations and airports, you may have noticed how different the sign-up process can be – ranging … Continue reading

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Personal data in leaked datasets is still personal data

By Simon Rice, Group Manager for Technology They say ‘no publicity is bad publicity’, but after spending most of the week trending on Twitter, I wonder if the users of the Ashley Madison site might disagree. Having already prompted a … Continue reading

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The Internet of Things: what is it and what does it mean for you?

By Andrew Paterson, Senior Technology Officer Picture yourself coming home from work in twenty years’ time. The house alarm reacts to a signal from your car as you pull up on the drive and turns off. The alarm then triggers … Continue reading

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Wearable technology – the future of privacy

By Andrew Paterson, Senior Technology Officer UPDATE, 01/07/2014: Our consultation on updating our CCTV Code of Practice has now ended. We are currently considering the responses received with a view to publishing an updated version of our guidance later in … Continue reading

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