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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a second consultation on a draft code of practice about using personal data for journalism. The code provides practical guidance on how to comply with data protection legal requirements and good practice when using personal data for jour

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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has today set out a revised approach to working more effectively with public authorities. This approach, which is outlined in an open letter from the UK Information Commissioner John Edwards to public authorities, will see use of the commissioner&rsq

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The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) relied on the wrong legal basis to disclose motorists' personal data to private car parking companies seeking to recover unpaid parking charges, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has ruled. In a six-page opinion published this month, the priva

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John Edwards has taken up the role of UK information commissioner. Mr Edwards, who joins on a five-year term, spent the past eight years as New Zealand privacy commissioner and before that worked as a barrister.

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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined the Cabinet Office £500,000 for disclosing postal addresses of the 2020 New Year Honours recipients online. The ICO found that the Cabinet Office failed to put appropriate technical and organisational measures in place to prevent the

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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Glasgow-based company DialADeal Scotland Ltd (DDSL) £150,000 for making more than half a million nuisance marketing calls. The unsolicited calls were about non-existent Green Deal energy saving schemes including boiler and window repl

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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a public consultation on its draft international data transfer agreement (IDTA) and guidance. When organisations send personal information to a country outside the UK, they must ensure people’s data protection rights continue to be

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The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has reported a 20 per cent drop in personal data breach reports, from 11,854 in the 2019/20 financial year, down to 9,532 in the most recent financial year. These figures were published in the ICO’s annual report and analysed by the Parliament S

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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issued penalties totalling £42.4 million last year, according to new figures. The data, contained in the ICO’s ‘work to recover fines’ report and analysed by the Parliament Street think tank, reveals a catalogue of fines

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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. Deputy commissioner Steve Wood said in a statement: “Generalised location data trend analysis is helping to tackle the coro

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