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  • 2021-10-13 - ICO News Providing practical data protection guidance to the media sector
    Freedom of expression and freedom of information play a vital role in our democracy. Trust in our democratic system relies on people to ask questions of public bodies who operate on their behalf, to understand and scrutinise the decisions of local and national government.
  • 2021-10-07 - ICO News 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…
  • 2021-09-20 - ICO News International progress for domestic benefit: why the ICO convened a G7 meeting on data flows
    A blog by Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham.
  • 2021-09-15 - ICO News 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.
  • 2021-09-14 - ICO News 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.  
  • 2021-09-09 - ICO News G7 data protection and privacy authorities’ meeting, September 2021: 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 the World Economic Forum (WEF), for a discussion this week on shared emerging challenges that need closer international collaboration.
  • 2021-09-09 - ICO News 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 the World Economic Forum (WEF), for a discussion this week on shared emerging challenges that need closer international collaboration.
  • 2021-09-07 - ICO News 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 meaningfully protected and businesses can provide a better web browsing experience.  
  • 2021-09-05 - ICO News ICO fines Glasgow company for making half a million nuisance calls
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Glasgow-based company DialADeal Scotland Ltd (DDSL) for making more than half a million nuisance marketing calls.  
  • 2021-08-25 - ICO News As the Children’s code comes in – what’s next?
    The transition year is up and the Children’s code comes fully into force on 2 September.
  • 2021-08-19 - ICO News ICO fines company for illegal pensions calls
    The ICO has fined Halifax-based company Parkin Beacher Ltd (PBL) £50,000 for making illegal marketing calls to people about their pensions.
  • 2021-08-19 - ICO News New certification schemes will “raise the bar” of data protection in children’s privacy, age assurance and asset disposal
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has approved the first UK GDPR certification scheme criteria.
  • 2021-08-12 - ICO News Call for views: data protection and employment practices
    Anulka Clarke, ICO Acting Director of Regulatory Assurance introduces our call to views in this blog as we look to update our Employment Practices guidance.
  • 2021-08-11 - ICO News ICO consults on how organisations can continue to protect people’s personal data when it’s transferred outside of the UK
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a public consultation on its draft international data transfer agreement (IDTA) and guidance.
  • 2021-08-04 - ICO News New guidance on direct marketing and the public sector
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published a new resource to help public sector organisations understand when the direct marketing rules will apply to their messages.
  • 2021-08-02 - ICO News Nuisance call blocker company fined £170,000 for making almost 200,000 illegal marketing calls
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Yes Consumer Solutions Limited (YCSL) £170,000 for making 188,493 unsolicited direct marketing calls to customers registered with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS).  
  • 2021-07-30 - ICO News Reflecting on the first year of the ‘Explaining decisions made with AI’ guidance
    It is estimated that AI has the potential to help UK GDP grow by between 10 and 22 per cent by 2030.
  • 2021-07-28 - ICO News Spotlight on the Children’s Code standards - best interests of the child, detrimental use of children’s data and data minimisation
    Providing detailed explanations of each standard is one of the ways we’re supporting organisations to conform with the ICO’s Children’s Code.
  • 2021-07-27 - ICO News Regulating through a pandemic and beyond
    When the ICO’s management team met at the start of the pandemic, to discuss how COVID-19 could impact the ICO’s work, our top priority was providing clarity to those we regulate.
  • 2021-07-27 - ICO News ICO approves the first UK eIDAS Regulations Qualified Trust Service Provider
    The Information Commissioner’s Office has approved GlobalSign as the UK’s first qualified trust service provider [QTSP] under the UK eIDAS Regulations.
  • 2021-07-23 - ICO News How the ICO uses its powers to enhance transparency and support public authorities
    Group Manager Laura Tomkinson discusses how the FOI and Transparency Directorate is using practice recommendations to enhance transparency and accountability of information rights practices. Access to information rights remain as important as ever.
  • 2021-07-20 - ICO News New toolkit launched to help organisations using AI to process personal data understand the associated risks and ways of complying with data protection law
    Alister Pearson, the ICO’s Senior Policy Officer – Technology introduces a new beta version of our AI and Data Protection Risk Toolkit and explains how it can assure organisations that use AI to process personal data they are processing it in line with the law and how organisations can help the ICO shape a final version.
  • 2021-07-16 - ICO News Reflecting on the past five years of fundraising and data protection regulation
    Lord Toby Harris, Chair of the Fundraising Regulator & Elizabeth Denham CBE, the UK Information Commissioner, reflect on the past five years of fundraising and data protection regulation in the charity sector.
  • 2021-07-15 - ICO News What’s next for the Accountability Framework?
    Accountability is a key data protection principle, but it is not one size fits all.
  • 2021-07-08 - ICO News ICO fines transgender charity for data protection breach exposing sensitive personal data
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined transgender charity Mermaids £25,000 for failing to keep the personal data of its users secure.  
  • 2021-07-06 - ICO News ICO launches investigation into the use of private correspondence channels at the Department of Health and Social Care
    A blog by Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner.
  • 2021-07-06 - ICO News ICO creates practical design guidance to help embed children’s privacy standards
    In May, I blogged about how we wanted to collaborate with the digital design community to create practical guidance to support conformance with the ICO’s Children’s Code.
  • 2021-07-05 - ICO News New class resources will help empower young people to take control of their online privacy
    The UK’s data protection regulator is helping children and young people understand the power of their personal data as they learn, play and socialise online.  
  • 2021-07-05 - ICO News Bydd adnoddau dosbarth newydd yn helpu i rymuso pobl ifanc i arddel rheolaeth dros eu preifatrwydd ar-lein
    Mae rheoleiddiwr diogelu data'r Deyrnas Unedig yn helpu plant a phobl ifanc i ddeall grym eu data personol wrth iddyn nhw ddysgu, chwarae a chymdeithasu ar-lein.  
  • 2021-07-01 - ICO News Leeds firm fined £200,000 for illegal nuisance calls
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Leeds-based Brazier Consulting Services Ltd (BCS) £200,000 for making more than 11 million unlawful claims management calls.
  • 2021-06-30 - ICO News Improving mobile phone data extraction practices across the criminal justice system in the UK
    There are few regulators that have as broad a role as the ICO, with our data protection work particularly impacting every business and public authority.
  • 2021-06-23 - ICO News Nuisance calls land home improvements company with a £130,000 fine from the ICO
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined a home improvement company £130,000 for making more than 900,000 nuisance marketing calls.
  • 2021-06-22 - ICO News What’s next for data ethics?
    In November 2019 I blogged about the ICO appointing Ellis Parry as our first data ethics adviser, to lead our participation in the lively debate about where the GDPR’s legal principles and purely ethical considerations overlap, separate and potentially even conflict.
  • 2021-06-17 - ICO News Information Commissioner’s Opinion addresses privacy concerns on the use of live facial recognition technology in public places
    Facial recognition technology brings benefits that can make aspects of our lives easier, more efficient and more secure. The technology allows us to unlock our mobile phones, set up a bank account online, or go through passport control.
  • 2021-06-15 - ICO News ICO fines national takeaway pizza company for unlawfully sending marketing messages to its customers
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Papa John’s (GB) Limited £10,000 for sending 168,022 nuisance marketing messages to its customers without the valid consent required by law.  
  • 2021-06-08 - ICO News Yr ICO yn dirwyo tri cwmni £415,000 am marchnata niwsans
    Mae’r Swyddfa’r Comisiynydd Gwybodaeth (ICO) wedi dirwyo tri cwmni wahanol cyfanswm o £415,000 (LINK) am anfon marchnata niwsans i pobl am cyllid ceir, paneli solar a chynlluniau angladd.
  • 2021-06-08 - ICO News ICO fines three companies £415,000 for nuisance marketing
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined three separate companies a total of £415,000 for sending nuisance marketing to people about car finance, solar panels and funeral plans.
  • 2021-06-08 - ICO News Yr ICO yn dirwyo tri chwmni £415,000 am marchnata niwsans
    Mae’r Swyddfa’r Comisiynydd Gwybodaeth (ICO) wedi dirwyo tri chwmni wahanol cyfanswm o £415,000 am anfon marchnata niwsans i bobl am gyllid ceir, paneli solar a chynlluniau angladd.
  • 2021-06-03 - ICO News Conservative Party fined £10,000 for sending unlawful emails
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined the Conservative Party £10,000 for sending 51 marketing emails to people who did not want to receive them.
  • 2021-05-27 - ICO News How the digital design community can help shape the ICO’s work on the Children’s Code
    The Children’s Code is a transformative piece of work.
  • 2021-05-27 - ICO News Spotlight on the Children’s Code standards – data protection impact assessments
    Our new blog series is one of the ways we’re supporting organisations to comply with the Children’s Code.
  • 2021-05-20 - ICO News Amex fined for sending four million unlawful emails
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined American Express Services Europe Limited (Amex) £90,000 for sending more than four million marketing emails to customers who did not want to receive them.
  • 2021-05-19 - ICO News ICO and CMA set out blueprint for cooperation in digital markets
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) have published a joint statement, setting out their shared views on the relationship between competition and data protection in the digital economy.
  • 2021-05-18 - ICO News ICO takes action against contact tracing QR code provider
    The ICO has fined a company for sending direct marketing emails to people who provided their personal data for contact tracing purposes.
  • 2021-05-07 - ICO News Work on updating the ICO’s Journalism code continues
    A blog by Anulka Clarke, Acting Director of Regulatory Assurance.
  • 2021-05-06 - ICO News Five things we learned from DPPC 2021
    The ICO’s Data Protection Practitioners’ Conference 2021 was held this week, bringing together more than 3,000 data protection professionals from across the country. Here are five headlines from the day.
  • 2021-04-30 - ICO News Free advisory check-ups help small businesses make the best use of their data
    The information you hold about your customers is one of your biggest assets. But if you want to make the best use of it, you need to understand your data protection responsibilities.
  • 2021-04-22 - ICO News Data protection is an enabler for trust and confidence in the implementation of digital identity systems
    Digital identity systems have started to come of age, driven by the opportunities and challenges of the digital economy and public services.  
  • 2021-04-20 - ICO News How the ICO Innovation Hub is enabling innovation and economic growth through cross-regulatory collaboration
    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed work for so many of us around the world; forcing innovation and new ways of working. And that’s just as true for regulators – we’ve had to adapt to develop new ways to support organisations.
  • 2021-03-26 - ICO News Data Protection law can help create public trust and confidence around COVID-status certification schemes
    From contact tracing apps to temperature checks at airports, from businesses recording customers’ details to organisations sharing health data to help the vulnerable, it is clear that the responsible use of personal data has been vital in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.