The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issued penalties totalling £42.4 million last year, according to new figures.
Published 19 April 2021
The UK government has been advised by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) that it can use anonymised mobile phone data in order to track people who have COVID-19.
Published 30 March 2020
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined CRDNN Limited with the maximum £500,000 fine for making more than 193 million automated nuisance calls.
Published 3 March 2020
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published its final Age Appropriate Design Code – a set of 15 standards that online services should meet to protect children’s privacy.
Published 22 January 2020
While the SNP would have been pleased with its strong performance in May’s European elections, the party’s campaign got off to an unfortunate start when thousands of personalised letters (part of a mailshot to more than 400,000 Scottish voters) were sent to the wrong people. It was widely reported at the time how this error had caused some distress among mainly elderly recipients who were concerned their address was being targeted by fraudsters. The SNP, quite properly, reported itself to the Information Commissioner (ICO) and an investigation is now under way with the party facing potential regulatory fines.
Published 10 July 2019
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has issued a notice of its intention to fine Marriott International £99.2 million for infringements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Published 10 July 2019
Following an investigation, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has issued a notice of its intention to fine British Airways £183.39 million for infringements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Published 8 July 2019
The ICO published new Guidance in relation to cookies and similar technology which means that the cookie banners that many websites currently use are no longer adequate and no longer provide a legal basis for placing cookies and other similar technologies on devices. It also applies to mobile apps which set cookies. This is a significant change in approach for the ICO who have interpreted the law in this area in a relaxed manner, until now, writes Laura Irvine.
Published 5 July 2019
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has fined telecoms company EE Limited £100,000 for sending over 2.5 million direct marketing messages to its customers, without consent.
Published 25 June 2019
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has fined Vote Leave Limited £40,000 for sending out thousands of unsolicited text messages in the run up to the 2016 EU referendum.
Published 21 March 2019