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LONDON, UK – September 26, 2014 — / — The Information Commissioner’s Office is urging organisations and individuals to make sure that their IT systems are up-to-date. The warning comes after the identification of a flaw, referred to by the researchers who discovered it as Shellshock, which has been found in a software component called [...]

LONDON, UK – September 10, 2014 — / — A survey of over 1,200 mobile apps by 26 privacy regulators from across the world has shown that a high number of apps are accessing large amounts of personal information without adequately explaining how people’s information is being used. The survey by the Global Privacy Enforcement [...]

LONDON, UK – July 15, 2014 — / — The Information Commissioner has warned that it has never been more important that the general public has an independent regulator overseeing the handling of people’s personal data. Speaking at the launch of the Information Commissioner’s Office’s (ICO) annual report today, Christopher Graham will highlight how the troubled launch [...]

London, UK – September 26, 2013 — / — The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has warned small businesses that they must make sure they have adequate measures in place to keep customers’ details secure, after a sole trader was fined £5,000. Jala Transport Ltd, a Wembley-based loans company, received the penalty after the loss of a [...]

London, UK – September 25, 2013 — / — The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has won a resolution in Warsaw which is set to see improved co-ordination between global data protection and privacy authorities. The ICO led on the debate on international enforcement co-ordination at the 35th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissionersyesterday. The [...]

London, UK – September 25, 2013 — / — A former Barclays Bank employee has been fined £3,360 after illegally accessing the details of a customer’s account. In one case the employee, Jennifer Addo, found out the number of children the customer had and passed the details to the customer’s then partner, who was a [...]

London, UK – June 21, 2013 — / — The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has served Google Inc with an enforcement notice over the collection of payload data by Google’s Street View cars in the UK. Stephen Eckersley, ICO Head of Enforcement, said: “Today’s enforcement notice strengthens the action already taken by our office, placing a legal [...]

London, UK – June 7, 2013 — / — The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued Glasgow City Council with a monetary penalty of £150,000 following the loss of two unencrypted laptops, one of which contained the personal information of 20,143 people. The serious breach of the Data Protection Act comes after the council was previously issued [...]

London, UK – 23 May, 2013 — / — A former manager of a health service based at a council-run leisure centre in Southampton has been prosecuted by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for unlawfully obtaining sensitive medical information relating to over 2,000 people. Paul Hedges took the information hoping to use the data for [...]

London, UK – 14 May 2013 — / – 40 per cent of companies don’t fully understand any of the ten main provisions being proposed 87 per cent unable to estimate likely costs of draft proposals to their business ‘Debate must be based on valid evidence. This reform is too important for guesswork’ – Information [...]

ICO urges more care with personal data as Nursing and Midwifery Council receives £150,000 penalty London, UK, Feb. 15, 2013 — / — The Information Commissioner’s Office has urged organisations to review their policies on how personal data is handled, after the Nursing and Midwifery Council was issued a £150,000 civil monetary penalty for breaching the Data [...]

London, UK, Jan. 24, 2013 — / — The entertainment company Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited has received a monetary penalty of £250,000 from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) following a serious breach of the Data Protection Act. The penalty comes after the Sony PlayStation Network Platform was hacked in April 2011, compromising the personal information of [...]

London, UK, Oct. 16, 2012 — / — An ICO investigation into a data breach at Greater Manchester Police has concluded with the force being fined for failing to take appropriate measures against the loss of personal data. The action was prompted by the theft of a memory stick containing sensitive personal data from an [...]

Regulator moves to remind businesses of data responsibilities as more look to cloud computing to process personal information London, UK, 27 September 2012 — / — The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published guidelines to businesses today to underline that companies remain responsible for how personal data is looked after, even if they pass it to cloud [...]

London, UK, February 2012 –/– The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has served monetary penalties totalling £180,000 to two councils for failing to keep highly sensitive information about the welfare of children secure. These latest penalties bring the total amount served by the ICO to organisations found in serious breach of the Data Protection Act to [...]

…but less than half of individuals believe that their data is handled properly London, UK, 21 October 2011 –/– Businesses may be ‘waking up’ to their obligations under the Data Protection Act (DPA) but public confidence in how personal information is being handled continues to decline, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said today. New figures [...]

UK code of practice on data sharing launched London, UK, May 11, 2011 –/– A new statutory code of practice designed to help businesses and public sector bodies share people’s personal information appropriately has been published today by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO’s data sharing code of practice covers both routine and one-off [...]


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