New UK Information Commissioner begins term

John Edwards begins his new role as UK Information Commissioner today (Tuesday 4 January).

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Regulatory cooperation across borders

A speech by non-executive director Peter Hustinx, delivered at the Cross-Border Data Protection Network event on data protection and transnational cooperation in the post-Brexit era.

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ICO and NHS Test and Trace agree data protection improvements following consensual audit

The ICO has issued NHS Test and Trace with recommendations to strengthen the protection of people’s personal data, so it can continue to  play a vital role in tackling the…

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ICO invites comments on how it uses its powers to investigate, regulate and enforce

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a consultation to gather the views of stakeholders and the public on how it regulates the laws it monitors and enforces.

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Cabinet Office fined £500,000 for New Year Honours data breach

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined the Cabinet Office £500,000 for disclosing postal addresses of the 2020 New Year Honours recipients online.

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ICO issues its largest fine to tackle illegal pension cold calls

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined EB Associates Group Limited £140,000 for instigating over 107,000 illegal cold calls to people about pensions.

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ICO calls on Google and other companies to eliminate existing privacy risks posed by adtech industry

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has today set out clear data protection standards that companies must meet to safeguard people’s privacy online when developing new advertising technologies (adtech).  

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ICO issues provisional view to fine Clearview AI Inc over £17 million

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has today announced its provisional intent to impose a potential fine of just over £17 million on Clearview AI Inc – a company that describes…

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The certainty of change: regulation in a time of political and social challenges.

Elizabeth Denham reflects on her time at the ICO, in a speech delivered to BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

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Letter to 5Rights Foundation in response to the charity’s research into systemic breaches of the Age Appropriate Design Code (Children’s code)

Letter to 5Rights Foundations in response to the charity’s research into common breaches of the Age Appropriate Design Code (Children’s code)

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