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  • 2019-10-31 - ICO News Live facial recognition technology – police forces need to slow down and justify its use
    As far back as Sir Robert Peel, the powers of the police have always been seen as dependent on public support of their actions. It’s an ideal starting point as we consider uses of technology like live facial recognition (LFR).
  • 2019-10-28 - ICO News AI Auditing Framework Call for Input: final considerations and next steps
    As the initial Call for Input into the development of the ICO AI Auditing Framework comes to an end, Simon McDougall, Executive Director for Technology and Innovation, reflects on some of the overarching themes that have emerged in the first phase of our work.
  • 2019-10-28 - ICO News Blog: Embedding accountability – we want to hear from you
    A blog by Ian Hulme, Director for Regulatory Assurance.
  • 2019-10-28 - ICO News AI Auditing Framework Call for Input: final considerations and next steps
    As the initial Call for Input into the development of the ICO AI Auditing Framework comes to an end, Simon McDougall, Executive Director for Technology and Innovation, reflects on some of the overarching themes that have emerged in the first phase of our work.
  • 2019-10-23 - ICO News Data Protection Impact Assessments and AI
    Simon Reader, Senior Policy Officer, discusses some of the key considerations for organisations undertaking data protection impact assessments for Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems.
  • 2019-10-23 - ICO News Data Protection Impact Assessments and AI
    Simon Reader, Senior Policy Officer, discusses some of the key considerations for organisations undertaking data protection impact assessments for Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems.
  • 2019-10-22 - ICO News Blog: How coming to work at the ICO on a secondment can benefit both of us
    We have significantly expanded our permanent workforce over the last two years but we are also keen to increase the variety and number of people who join us on temporary secondment from other organisations.
  • 2019-10-21 - ICO News Blog: Global collaboration and how it helps the UK
    A blog by Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner.
  • 2019-10-16 - ICO News Blog: Privacy and Innovation - Lessons learnt from the FCA TechSprint
    I’ve found there’s often a misconception that regulation seeks to stifle innovation and that the role of regulators is to add layers of red tape. 
  • 2019-10-16 - ICO News Privacy and Innovation - Lessons learnt from the FCA TechSprint
    I’ve found there’s often a misconception that regulation seeks to stifle innovation and that the role of regulators is to add layers of red tape. 
  • 2019-10-15 - ICO News Enabling access, erasure, and rectification rights in AI systems
    Reuben Binns, our Research Fellow in Artificial Intelligence (AI), discusses the challenges organisations may face in implementing mechanisms in AI systems that allow data subjects to exercise their rights of access, rectification and erasure
  • 2019-10-15 - ICO News Enabling access, erasure, and rectification rights in AI systems
    Reuben Binns, our Research Fellow in Artificial Intelligence (AI), discusses the challenges organisations may face in implementing mechanisms in AI systems that allow data subjects to exercise their rights of access, rectification and erasure
  • 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.
  • 2019-09-12 - 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.
  • 2019-08-21 - 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.
  • 2019-08-05 - 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.
  • 2019-07-25 - 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.
  • 2019-07-04 - 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 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 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.
  • 2019-06-03 - 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).