ICO response to DCMS consultation “Data: a new direction”

Foreword from Elizabeth Denham CBE, UK Information Commissioner The opportunity to reflect on and review the UK data protection legal framework and regulatory regime is a welcome one. Three years…

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Statement on mandatory vaccination and COVID status check schemes ahead of their introduction in Scotland and Wales

Ahead of the introduction of mandatory vaccination and COVID status checks in Scotland and Wales, the UK Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, said:  

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Statement in response to use of ICO corporate charge card

An ICO spokesperson said: “An independent internal investigation, commissioned by the ICO in February, confirmed that a single payment of £6248.40 was made on an ICO corporate charge card in…

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International progress for domestic benefit: why the ICO convened a G7 meeting on data flows

A blog by Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham.

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We Buy Any Car, Sports Direct and Saga fined £495,000 after sending millions of ‘frustrating and intrusive’ nuisance messages.

The ICO has today announced fines totalling £495,000 to well-known companies that between them sent more than 354 million nuisance messages.

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A Bretton Woods for data

Elizabeth Denham outlines how an international conference could help to provide 21st century thinking for the 21st century problems that data faces. The speech was delivered at the Oxford Internet…

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Sharing personal data in an emergency – a guide for universities and colleges

Starting university or further education can be an exciting time, but for some it can also be a difficult and anxious transition.  

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Statement in response to DCMS consultation into proposed data protection reform

Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said: “People’s personal data is used in ever more novel ways; it is right that government looks to ensure a legislative framework that is fit for…

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G7 data protection and privacy authorities’ meeting: communiqué

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) brought together data protection and privacy authorities from G7 countries, as well as guests from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and…

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ICO to call on G7 countries to tackle cookie pop-ups challenge

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) will today call on fellow G7 data protection and privacy authorities to work together to overhaul cookie consent pop-ups, so people’s privacy is more…

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