GDPR Software


  • 2019-09-12 - ICO News Privacy attacks on AI models
    Reuben Binns, our Research Fellow in Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Andrew Paterson, Principal Technology Adviser, discuss new security risks associated with AI, whereby the personal data of the people who the system was trained on might be revealed by the system itself.
  • 2019-08-21 - ICO News Data minimisation and privacy-preserving techniques in AI systems
    Reuben Binns, our Research Fellow in Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Valeria Gallo, Technology Policy Adviser, discuss some of the techniques organisations can use to comply with data minimisation requirements when adopting AI systems.
  • 2019-08-14 - ICO News Blog: Three top issues for town and parish councils
    The advent of the GDPR in May 2018 brought new data protection obligations for many organisations. Some of this presented a challenge, particularly for smaller organisations like parish and town councils, who we saw were keen to demonstrate their compliance but needed support to achieve this.
  • 2019-08-07 - ICO News Protecting children online: update on progress of ICO code
    In April, I blogged about the ICO’s work to help protect children online. I’m pleased to report that my team and I are making good progress on producing a code that will translate General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements into design standards for online services.  
  • 2019-08-05 - ICO News Fully automated decision making AI systems (blogger post)
    Reuben Binns, our Research Fellow in Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Valeria Gallo, Technology Policy Adviser, discuss some of the key safeguards organisations should implement when using solely automated AI systems to make decisions with significant impacts on data subjects.
  • 2019-07-31 - ICO News People care more about how their personal data is used. But what aspects cause them most concern?
    Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham introduces our Annual Track 2019 report.
  • 2019-07-25 - ICO News AI Auditing Framework blog: Trade-offs
    Reuben Binns, our Research Fellow in Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Valeria Gallo, Technology Policy adviser, discuss how using AI can require trade-offs between data protection principles, and what organisations can do to assess and balance them.
  • 2019-07-09 - ICO News Blog: Live facial recognition technology - data protection law applies
    Any organisation using software that can recognise a face amongst a crowd then scan large databases of people to check for a match in a matter of seconds, is processing personal data.
  • 2019-07-04 - ICO News Blog: Developing the ICO AI Auditing Framework: an update
    Simon McDougall, Executive Director for Technology and Innovation reflects on the progress made in developing the ICO approach to auditing Artificial Intelligence (AI), and some of the broad themes emerging from the feedback received so far.
  • 2019-07-03 - ICO News Blog: Cookies – what does ‘good’ look like?
    Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect last May, there has been a great deal of interest in how it applies to cookies and similar technologies.
  • 2019-06-25 - ICO News Human bias and discrimination in AI systems
    Blogger post: As part of our AI auditing framework blog series, Reuben Binns, our Research Fellow in Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Valeria Gallo, Technology Policy adviser, look at how AI can play a part in maintaining or amplifying human biases and discrimination.
  • 2019-06-25 - ICO News Blog: Supporting people accessing their data from the police
    Anyone in the UK has the legal right to find out what information is held about them by organisations and ask for a copy free of charge within one calendar month. This is known as a subject access request (SAR).
  • 2019-06-20 - ICO News Blog: ICO Adtech update report published following industry engagement
    In recent months we’ve been reviewing how personal data is used in real time bidding (RTB) in programmatic advertising, engaging with key stakeholders directly and via our fact-finding forum event to understand the views and concerns of those involved.
  • 2019-06-13 - EC News One year of GDPR application : taking stock in the EU and beyond
    No summary available.
  • 2019-06-03 - ICO News Blog: Counting the cost of accessing environmental information
    At the beginning of May, Parliament declared a ‘climate change emergency’ and concerns about the environment make news headlines almost every day. So it’s more important than ever that people are able to get the information they need to take part in informed debates.
  • 2019-06-03 - ICO News When it comes to explaining AI decisions, context matters
    Blogger post:  Alex Hubbard, Senior Policy Officer at the ICO, looks at some of the key themes identified in the ICO and The Alan Turing Institute’s interim report about explanations of AI decisions.
  • 2019-05-30 - ICO News GDPR - one year on
    Last May marked a seismic shift in privacy and information rights with the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018.
  • 2019-05-28 - ICO News Work begins on creating ICO Sandbox short list as application period closes
    Applications for the   ICO Sandbox   have now closed and we have had a fantastic response, with 64 submissions received in total.
  • 2019-05-23 - ICO News Known security risks exacerbated by AI
    We would like to hear your views on how known security risks can be exacerbated by AI. We welcome any feedback on our current thinking. 
  • 2019-05-10 - ICO News Blog: Data protection doesn’t take a day off
    Last year we began taking action against organisations for non-payment of the data protection fee, sending out a clear message that those who didn’t pay risked a fine.
  • 2019-05-10 - ICO News Blog: Using biometric data in a fair, transparent and accountable manner
    As technology takes ever greater strides, so organisations and businesses are harnessing its capabilities to help manage their contact with customers, including using it for means of identification and authentication.
  • 2019-04-29 - ICO News Helping us strike the right balance between journalism and data protection
    Privacy and freedom of expression are both fundamental rights that are equally vital to our society, democracy and way of life. But they can sometimes appear to be in conflict with each other. Our data protection laws aim to reconcile these rights and achieve a crucial balance. But it is important that those organisations engaged in journalism know how to apply the requirements and exemptions in practice.
  • 2019-04-12 - ICO News Automated Decision Making: the role of meaningful human reviews (hosted on Blogger)
    In the first detailed element of our AI framework blog series, Reuben Binns, our Research Fellow in AI, and Valeria Gallo, Technology Policy Adviser, explore how organisations can ensure ‘meaningful’ human involvement to make sure AI decisions are not classified as solely automated by mistake. 
  • 2019-04-12 - ICO News Blog: Data Protection law does not prevent information sharing to save lives and stop crime
    Steve Wood reminds public and private organisations that new data protection legislation does not stop them from disclosing personal data to assist police forces or other law enforcement authorities.
  • 2019-04-12 - ICO News Blog: Children’s privacy – new standards for online services will help protect children
  • 2019-04-12 - ICO News Accuracy of AI system outputs and performance measures
    Continuing our AI auditing framework blog  series , Reuben Binns, our Research Fellow in Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Valeria Gallo, Technology Policy Adviser, explore how the data protection principle of accuracy applies to AI systems, and propose some steps organisations should take to ensure compliance.
  • 2019-03-26 - ICO News An overview of the Auditing Framework for Artificial Intelligence and its core components
    Reuben Binns, our Research Fellow in AI, and Valeria Gallo, ICO Technology Policy Advisor, outline the proposed structure, core components and areas of focus of the ICO ’s new auditing framework for artificial intelligence (AI).
  • 2019-03-22 - ICO News The ICIC adopts Johannesburg Charter
    T he ICIC is the   International Conference of Information Commissioners. The Conference was first held in 2003 when Information Commissioners and Ombudsmen met for the first time in Berlin to adopt a declaration for further cooperation and experience sharing among regulatory authorities charged with overseeing the access to public information.
  • 2019-03-18 - ICO News A call for participation: Building the ICO’s auditing framework for Artificial Intelligence
    Simon McDougall, Executive Director for Technology Policy and Innovation, invites comment from organisations on the development of an auditing framework for AI.
  • 2019-03-07 - ICO News Blog: Adtech fact finding forum shows consensus on need for change
    There’s a well-quoted line from Steve Jobs, that as Apple CEO he didn’t employ smart people to tell them what to do, but so that they could tell him what to do.
  • 2019-03-07 - ICO News Blog: Why the right of access to patient data needn’t be a headache for GPs
    A patient’s right to access their own medical records from their GP is a long-established principle supported and strengthened by data protection law, most recently the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
  • 2019-02-13 - dataIQ News UK firms embrace GDPR but concerns grow over Brexit
    UK firms have tackled their fears over GDPR, and are finally recognising that data regulation can have a positive affect on their business. According to a survey of over 500 decision-makers by cloud data services...
  • 2019-02-12 - ICO News Blog: Advancing the adtech debate from a data protection perspective
    Simon McDougall highlights three areas of concern in the adtech industry and invites stakeholders to a fact-finding forum.
  • 2019-02-08 - dataIQ News Tech giants join forces to support calls for US GDPR
    Apple chief executive Tim Cook's call for the US to introduce GDPR-style legislation is gaining momentum among the technology giants, with Cisco and Microsoft the latest firms urging the US to follow in the footsteps of...
  • 2019-02-07 - ICO News Blog: Show you mean business by paying the Data Protection Fee
    Paul Arnold, Deputy CEO, explains to small businesses why they need to pay the data protection fee. 
  • 2019-02-05 - dataIQ News UK in top three as GDPR data breaches in EU near 60,000
    More than 59,000 data breaches have been reported to regulators across Europe since GDPR came into force last May, with the UK in the top three - behind Netherlands and Germany - when it comes the most reported breaches...
  • 2019-01-25 - ICO News Blog: How will personal data continue to flow after Brexit?
    Elizabeth Denham's latest blog busts the myths for UK companies transferring personal data to and from the EEA
  • 2019-01-24 - dataIQ News Consumers feeling more in control of data post-GDPR
    Brands may still be coming to terms with GDPR but, it appears, consumers are already feeling more confident in how their data is handled, and believe they can exercise greater control over what marketing they receive....
  • 2019-01-22 - dataIQ News Only 17% of firms compliant with GDPR data requests
    Tech giants might be facing increased scrutiny over their compliance with GDPR, but new figures suggest that they are not alone, with the vast majority of businesses struggling to cope with a rise in data access...
  • 2019-01-21 - dataIQ News French regulator hits Google with first major GDPR fine
    Google has the dubious honour of being the first company to be hit by a major fine for breaching GDPR, after the French data watchdog CNIL said it was handing the company a €50 million (£44 million) penalty for failing...
  • 2019-01-20 - EC News Open calls for proposals under the Justice and REC programmes!
    We want to fund projects that will improve justice systems and respect for fundamental rights in the EU. Please do not forget to apply for these funding opportunities!
  • 2019-01-18 - dataIQ News Apple chief reiterates call for new US privacy legislation
    Apple chief executive Tim Cook has stepped up his call for the US to introduce GDPR-style legislation, arguing that American citizens should have the right to track the data that is being collected about them online and...
  • 2019-01-14 - ICO News Openness by Design: ICO’s access to information strategy is published for consultation
    A blog by Director of Freedom of Information Gill Bull to introduce the ICO’s proposed strategy for Freedom of Information and invite comments to inform a final version.
  • 2018-12-19 - ICO News Access to serious sexual crime victims’ personal information – how much is too much?
    A blog by Deputy Commissioner James Dipple-Johnstone for police, the criminal justice system and victims’ support groups.
  • 2018-12-18 - dataIQ News GDPR forces marketers to embrace data segmentation
    Marketers have moved to data segmentation and multi-channel marketing tactics, following the introduction of GDPR, which has triggered a major overhaul of data strategies. According to research from TransUnion (formerly...
  • 2018-12-13 - ICO News Data protection and Brexit - ICO advice for organisations
    Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham sets out how the ICO is helping businesses prepare for a possible no-deal Brexit
  • 2018-12-12 - dataIQ News US consumers demand shake-up of privacy laws
    Those who advocate that the US should implement GDPR-style legislation have had their case strengthened by a new survey of consumers which shows that two-thirds (67%) of Americans think the US government should do more...
  • 2018-12-06 - ICO News Sleigh-ing the Christmas GDPR myths
    In the latest of our series of GDPR myth-busting blogs, a new post by Deputy Commissioner (Policy) Steve Wood tackles some misconceptions which have sprung up around how the new data protection law might affect your Christmas.
  • 2018-12-04 - dataIQ News Majority of businesses see data as a board-level issue
    The use of data in marketing and sales activities has risen up the corporate agenda and is now seen as a board-level responsibility for the majority of businesses. So says a study by Data Practitioners, carried out...
  • 2018-11-30 - ICO News ICO's blog on its international work
    The ICO's ongoing contributions to the upholding of information rights across the globe.