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BY THE BRITISH DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: ICO calls on UK businesses to prepare to keep data flowing at the end of the transition period
  • 22/12/2020

BY THE BRITISH DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: ICO calls on UK businesses to prepare to keep data flowing at the end of the transition period

The Information Commissioner (ICO) is calling on the UK’s businesses to check whether they are impacted by data protection law before the end of the UK’s transition period with the EU on 31 December. Businesses and organisations that are affected…

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BY THE BRITISH DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: ICO releases findings on the use of mobile phone extraction by police forces
  • 17/12/2020

BY THE BRITISH DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: ICO releases findings on the use of mobile phone extraction by police forces

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has released an investigation report into the use of mobile phone extraction (MPE) by police forces when conducting criminal investigations in England and Wales. When concerns arose about the potential for excessive processing of personal…

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BY THE BRITISH DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: ICO to recover £250,000 fine from Manchester claims management firm
  • 17/12/2020

BY THE BRITISH DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: ICO to recover £250,000 fine from Manchester claims management firm

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Financial Recovery Unit (FRU) is starting proceedings to retrieve £250,000 from defunct company Pownall Marketing Limited (PML). The company was recently fined by the ICO for making over 350,000 nuisance calls. PML came to the attention…

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BY THE BRITISH DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: ICO and Global Cyber Alliance sign Memorandum of Understanding
  • 11/12/2020

BY THE BRITISH DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: ICO and Global Cyber Alliance sign Memorandum of Understanding

Steve Eckersley, Director of Investigations, ICO, said: “The Information Commissioner’s Office is the UK independent regulator responsible for upholding information rights and people’s privacy. Data protection is central to cybersecurity and the ICO is committed to working to protect people’s…

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BY THE BRITISH DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY ICO: UK regulators join forces to ensure online services work well for consumers and businesses
  • 09/12/2020

BY THE BRITISH DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY ICO: UK regulators join forces to ensure online services work well for consumers and businesses

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and Ofcom have set up a new forum to help ensure online services work well for consumers and businesses in the UK. The Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum strengthens existing collaboration…

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BY THE BRITISH DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: ICO statement on the Competition and Markets Authority’s market study
  • 07/12/2020

BY THE BRITISH DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: ICO statement on the Competition and Markets Authority’s market study

Simon McDougall, Executive Director for Technology and Innovation, said: “As data becomes ever more central to business models, the interaction between data protection and competition regulation increases. The Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) Market Study highlights the cross regulatory issues…

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BY THE BRITISH DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY, ICO: Data protection fee non-payment trends report Non-payment of the data protection fee trends report, Q3 2019-20
  • 07/12/2020

BY THE BRITISH DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY, ICO: Data protection fee non-payment trends report Non-payment of the data protection fee trends report, Q3 2019-20

 Non-payment of the data protection fee trends report, Q3 2019-20 Between 1 October and 31 December 2019, we issued 204 monetary penalties to organisations that have not paid the data protection fee. Most organisations that process personal data must pay…

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BY THE BRITISH DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner and the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office open joint investigation into Clearview AI Inc.
  • 07/12/2020

BY THE BRITISH DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY: The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner and the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office open joint investigation into Clearview AI Inc.

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) and the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have opened a joint investigation into the personal information handling practices of Clearview AI Inc., focusing on the company’s use of ‘scraped’ data and biometrics…

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