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BY THE BRITISH DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: We Buy Any Car, Sports Direct and Saga fined £495,000 after sending millions of ‘frustrating and intrusive’ nuisance messages.
  • 17/09/2021

BY THE BRITISH DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: We Buy Any Car, Sports Direct and Saga fined £495,000 after sending millions of ‘frustrating and intrusive’ nuisance messages.

The British Personal Data Protection Authority (ICO) has announced fines totalling £495,000 to well-known companies that between them sent more than 354 million nuisance messages. We Buy Any Car was fined £200,000 for sending more than 191 million emails. The…

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BY THE BRITISH DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: New toolkit launched to help organisations using AI to process personal data understand the associated risks and ways of complying with data protection law
  • 21/07/2021

BY THE BRITISH DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: 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. He explains how it can assure organisations that use AI to process personal data that they are processing…

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BY THE BRITISH DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: Blog: Reflecting on the past five years of fundraising and data protection regulation
  • 16/07/2021

BY THE BRITISH DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: Blog: Reflecting on the past five years of fundraising and data protection regulation

Lord Toby Harris, Chair of the Fundraising Regulator & Elizabeth Denham, the UK Information Commissioner, reflect on the past five years of fundraising and data protection regulation in the charity sector. It has been more than five years since serious…

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BY THE BRITISH DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: Statement on ICO investigation into Department of Health and Social Care CCTV footage
  • 15/07/2021

BY THE BRITISH DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: Statement on ICO investigation into Department of Health and Social Care CCTV footage

The ICO can confirm it is investigating an alleged data breach. EMCOR Group (UK) plc, which provides facilities management and CCTV services for the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), has submitted a breach report as a processor of…

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BY THE BRITISH DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: Leeds firm fined £200,000 for illegal nuisance calls
  • 01/07/2021

BY THE BRITISH DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: 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. An ICO investigation, prompted by complaints from the public, found the firm made repeated nuisance calls to…

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BY THE BRITISH DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: Nuisance calls land home improvements company with a £130,000 fine from the ICO
  • 24/06/2021

BY THE BRITISH DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: 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. Colour Coat Ltd of St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex which provides a range of services including coatings, insulation and…

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BY THE BRITISH DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: ICO fines national takeaway pizza company for unlawfully sending marketing messages to its customers
  • 15/06/2021

BY THE BRITISH DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: 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. The ICO received 15 complaints from Papa John’s customers about the unwanted…

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BY THE BRITISH DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: Digital Regulatory Cooperation Forum’s response to DCMS on the future of the digital regulatory landscape
  • 04/05/2021

BY THE BRITISH DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: Digital Regulatory Cooperation Forum’s response to DCMS on the future of the digital regulatory landscape

The Digital Regulatory Cooperation Forum (DRCF) has submitted its response to the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on the future of the digital regulatory landscape and how to achieve coherence in regulatory approaches across digital services. The response sits…

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