Tag Archives: privacy

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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Is protecting data on your Christmas list?

By Steve Wood, Head of Policy Delivery. Across the UK, millions of electronic items will top the Christmas lists of children and adults alike this year including mobile phones, tablets, netcams, fitness devices and smart TVs. When the kids are … Continue reading

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A CCTV code fit for 2014 and beyond

By Jonathan Bamford, Head of Strategic Liason. It’s nearly five months since I last wrote about the importance of having a CCTV code fit for the demands of modern society. At that time the draft version of the code was … 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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An effective regulator needs effective powers

By Steve Eckersley, Head of Enforcement. Sometimes the simplest statements are the strongest: to be an effective regulator the ICO needs effective powers. This is especially true when it comes to battling the complex and continuing problem of tackling nuisance … Continue reading

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International study looks at phone app privacy

By Steve Eckersley, Head of Enforcement. When we published our data protection guidance for app developers just before Christmas, I was shocked to see that half the people surveyed about apps had decided not to download one due to privacy … Continue reading

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New technologies mean new CCTV code

By Jonathan Bamford, Head of Strategic Liason. 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 … Continue reading

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