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  • 2022-08-05 - ICO News Former health adviser found guilty of illegally accessing patient records
    A former health adviser has been found guilty of accessing medical records of patients without a valid legal reason.
  • 2022-07-26 - ICO News Five things we learned from DPPC 2022
    Last week’s Data Protection Practitioners’ Conference 2022 brought together more than 3,000 data protection professionals from across the country. Didn’t manage to attend? Here’s five things you missed from the day. And look out in coming weeks as we publish videos of the speeches and seminars.
  • 2022-07-14 - ICO News UK Information Commissioner sets out focus on empowering people through information
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has set out a commitment to safeguard the information rights of the most vulnerable people, including regulatory work around children’s privacy, AI-driven discrimination, the use of algorithms within the benefits system and the impact of predatory marketing calls.
  • 2022-07-13 - ICO News Director’s Update – Looking at the future of Freedom of Information (FOI) through ICO25
    This is the third in a series of updates from Warren Seddon, Director of FOI and Transparency. His blog posts provide a regular update on our FOI work and share key learnings to help practitioners and the wider FOI community understand our developing thinking and carry out their roles.
  • 2022-07-11 - ICO News Behind the screens: ICO calls for review into use of private email and messaging apps within government
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has today called for a government review into the systemic risks and areas for improvement around the use of private correspondence channels – including private email, WhatsApp and other similar messaging apps.
  • 2022-07-08 - ICO News ICO and NCSC stand together against ransomware payments being made
    Solicitors are today being asked to play their part in keeping the UK safe online by helping to tackle the rise in organisations paying out to ransomware criminals.
  • 2022-07-05 - ICO News ICO and Personal Information Protection Commission, South Korea, sign Memorandum of Understanding
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and the South Korean Personal Information Protection Commission (PIPC) have a strong relationship which recognises their shared common mission to uphold people’s information rights, while supporting digital innovation and economic development.
  • 2022-06-30 - ICO News ICO sets out revised approach to public sector enforcement
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has today set out a revised approach to working more effectively with public authorities.
  • 2022-06-29 - ICO News ICO's work in the media - taking action against nuisance calls
  • 2022-06-28 - ICO News International data protection and privacy authorities provide guidance against the threat of credential stuffing attacks
    Latest report from international data protection and privacy authorities has identified credential stuffing as a significant and growing cyber threat to personal information.
  • 2022-06-15 - ICO News The ICO's work in the media - our work to recover fines
    The  New Statesman published a story about our fines issued since 2017. We can issue fines under the Data Protection Act 2018, which sets out the obligations for organisations using personal data in the UK, and under the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR), which sets out the rules around marketing by electronic means, including marketing calls, texts, emails and faxes.
  • 2022-06-06 - ICO News ICO's work in the media - “Who’s under investigation?” widespread media coverage of the Commissioner’s Opinion
    The Opinion received widespread media coverage including the Commissioner being interviewed live on BBC Breakfast News, the Today programme and LBC news channel.
  • 2022-05-31 - ICO News Information Commissioner calls for an end to the excessive collection of personal information from victims of rape and serious sexual assault
    The UK Information Commissioner has called on the criminal justice sector to immediately stop collecting excessive amounts of personal information from victims of rape and serious sexual assault cases.
  • 2022-05-31 - ICO News Information Commissioner calls for an end to the excessive collection of personal information from victims of rape and serious sexual assault
    The UK Information Commissioner has called on the criminal justice sector to immediately stop collecting excessive amounts of personal information from victims of rape and serious sexual assault cases.
  • 2022-05-26 - ICO News ICO's work in the media - Tackling global privacy harms with international cooperation
    There has been widespread coverage in the media, including in The Guardian, Daily Mail and Sky News about our enforcement action against Clearview AI Inc.  
  • 2022-05-23 - ICO News ICO fines facial recognition database company Clearview AI Inc more than £7.5m and orders UK data to be deleted
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Clearview AI Inc £7,552,800 for using images of people in the UK, and elsewhere, that were collected from the web and social media to create a global online database that could be used for facial recognition.
  • 2022-05-23 - ICO News ICO fines facial recognition database company Clearview AI Inc more than £7.5m and orders UK data to be deleted
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Clearview AI Inc £7,552,800 for using images of people in the UK, and elsewhere, that were collected from the web and social media to create a global online database that could be used for facial recognition.
  • 2022-05-20 - ICO News Doing more with less – working with the FOI community
    This is the second in a series of updates from Warren Seddon, Director of FOI and Transparency. His blog posts provide a regular update on our FOI work and share key learnings to help practitioners and the wider FOI community understand our developing thinking and carry out their roles.
  • 2022-05-20 - ICO News Doing more with less – working with the FOI community
    This is the second in a series of updates from Warren Seddon, Director of FOI and Transparency. His blog posts provide a regular update on our FOI work and share key learnings to help practitioners and the wider FOI community understand our developing thinking and carry out their roles.
  • 2022-05-19 - ICO News What does equality of access really mean when developing a career with a visual impairment?
    On Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Paul Arnold, ICO Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer shares his story.
  • 2022-05-19 - ICO News What does equality of access really mean when developing a career with a visual impairment?
    On Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Paul Arnold, ICO Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer shares his story.
  • 2022-05-12 - ICO News A day in the life of the ICO’s information management team
    “ It’s important to remember the people behind the information.” – A day in the life of the ICO’s information management team.
  • 2022-05-12 - ICO News A day in the life of the ICO’s information management team
    “ It’s important to remember the people behind the information.” – A day in the life of the ICO’s information management team.
  • 2022-04-29 - ICO News ICO's work in the media - Reflecting on a year of regulator collaboration in the DRCF
    We are not the only regulator with an interest in the digital world - the CMA, Ofcom and FCA also have a role to play. We work together as the Digital Regulator Cooperation Forum (DRCF) to coordinate our regulation of the digital world more efficiently and achieve better outcomes for consumers.
  • 2022-04-27 - ICO News ICO's work in the media - ICO response to Channel 4 ‘Inside the Metaverse’ documentary
    A recent C4 Dispatches - Inside the Metaverse looked at the metaverse and how the platforms enforce against users that act inappropriately.
  • 2022-04-14 - ICO News ICO's work in the media - Google revises its approach to cookies consent
    Google is giving consumers more choice and control over how their data is tracked.
  • 2022-04-11 - ICO News ICO's work in the media - Children's privacy and international collaboration
    John Edwards, UK Information Commissioner, is in Washington DC this week to meet with regulators, civil society, lawmakers and tech companies, as well as present the work of the ICO at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit.
  • 2022-04-11 - ICO News Why protecting children online in UK living rooms starts 5,000 miles away
    “Share your data if you’re looking for a wee stalker”. That was the response by a child from Edinburgh when asked about sharing too much personal information online.
  • 2022-04-11 - ICO News Why protecting children online in UK living rooms starts 5,000 miles away
    “Share your data if you’re looking for a wee stalker”. That was the response by a child from Edinburgh when asked about sharing too much personal information online.
  • 2022-04-07 - ICO News ICO's work in the media - Statement in response to openDemocracy's letter
    openDemocracy has issued an open letter about the Freedom of Information Act. This was picked up by The Guardian, The Daily Mail and Hold the Front Page. This is our response.
  • 2022-04-05 - ICO News ICO's work in the media - John Edwards article in Civil Service World
    Civil Service World have published an article by John Edwards, in which he discusses what he’s learned so far from his listening tour, and offers reassurance about the service that the ICO is looking to give to people and businesses.
  • 2022-03-31 - ICO News ICO fines company for sending thousands of spam text messages during the pandemic
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined H&L Business Consulting Ltd £80,000 for sending hundreds of thousands of text messages to people who had not consented to receive them.
  • 2022-03-31 - ICO News ICO fines company for sending thousands of spam text messages during the pandemic
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined H&L Business Consulting Ltd £80,000 for sending hundreds of thousands of text messages to people who had not consented to receive them.
  • 2022-03-22 - ICO News Director's Update - Why Covid-19 has shown the FOI Act has never been more important to UK society
    The past two years have highlighted how transparency and accountability are fundamental to our democracy - the impact of decisions made by public bodies throughout the pandemic have affected us all in some way.
  • 2022-03-22 - ICO News Director's Update - Why Covid-19 has shown the FOI Act has never been more important to UK society
    The past two years have highlighted how transparency and accountability are fundamental to our democracy - the impact of decisions made by public bodies throughout the pandemic have affected us all in some way.
  • 2022-03-15 - ICO News ICO takes action against companies over predatory marketing calls targeting elderly, vulnerable people
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) today announced fines totalling £405,000 to five companies responsible for over 750,000 unwanted marketing calls targeted at older, vulnerable people.
  • 2022-03-15 - ICO News ICO takes action against companies over predatory marketing calls targeting elderly, vulnerable people
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) today announced fines totalling £405,000 to five companies responsible for over 750,000 unwanted marketing calls targeted at older, vulnerable people.
  • 2022-03-11 - ICO News ICO's work in the media - John Edwards' Letter to the Editor, Financial Times
    The FT has printed the following letter from John Edwards.
  • 2022-02-25 - ICO News ICO reprimands Scottish Government over need to be upfront about NHS Scotland COVID Status app’s use of people’s details
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a reprimand to the Scottish Government and NHS National Services Scotland over both organisations failure to provide people with clear information about how their personal information - including sensitive health data – is being used by the NHS Scotland COVID Status app.
  • 2022-02-25 - ICO News ICO reprimands Scottish Government over need to be upfront about NHS Scotland COVID Status app’s use of people’s details
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a reprimand to the Scottish Government and NHS National Services Scotland over both organisations failure to provide people with clear information about how their personal information - including sensitive health data – is being used by the NHS Scotland COVID Status app.
  • 2022-02-23 - ICO News ICO's work in the media - John Edwards talks to the Telegraph
    John Edwards was interviewed by the Telegraph about the opportunities for data regulation in the UK post-Brexit, while maintaining high standards of data protection.
  • 2022-02-18 - ICO News One month to go: have your say on how the ICO uses its powers to investigate, regulate and enforce
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is seeking the views of stakeholders and the public on how it regulates the laws it monitors and enforces.
  • 2022-02-18 - ICO News One month to go: have your say on how the ICO uses its powers to investigate, regulate and enforce
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is seeking the views of stakeholders and the public on how it regulates the laws it monitors and enforces.
  • 2022-02-08 - ICO News ICO's work in the media - John Edwards talks to Big Issue North
    John Edwards is profiled in the latest edition of the Big Issue North, discussing the importance of privacy and freedom of information.
  • 2022-02-08 - ICO News Respect and healthy relationships online – how the Children’s code can help
    The theme of this year’s Safer Internet Day is respect and healthy relationships online.
  • 2022-02-08 - ICO News Respect and healthy relationships online – how the Children’s code can help
    The theme of this year’s Safer Internet Day is respect and healthy relationships online.
  • 2022-02-03 - ICO News ICO's work in the media - online advertising technology
    The Guardian’s TechScape newsletter gives an overview of recent discussions around cookies and online advertising, including Google’s plans to replace third party cookies with alternative technologies.
  • 2022-02-02 - ICO News Dirwy o £200,000 i gwmni Cymreig am wneud galwadau marchnata niwsans
    Mae Swyddfa’r Comisiynydd Gwybodaeth (ICO) wedi rhoi dirwy o £200,000 i gwmni gwella cartrefi am wneud mwy na hanner miliwn o alwadau marchnata digroeso.
  • 2022-02-02 - ICO News Welsh company fined £200,000 for making nuisance marketing calls
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined a home improvement firm £200,000 for making more than half a million unsolicited marketing calls.
  • 2022-02-02 - ICO News ICO consults health organisations to shape thinking on privacy-enhancing technologies
    The ICO is inviting organisations in the health sector to participate in workshops on privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs).