Latest Information Commissioner's Office articles

ICO orders Google to change 'vague' policy on data collection

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Google told to improve information on how it protects users' YouTube, Gmail and Google+ data
30 Jan 2015

EU-wide data protection registrar? New call for pan-European data protection authority

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Belgian government to push for data protection authority that would govern across Europe
30 Jan 2015

Retailers are facing up to severe threat posed by cyber security lapses, says top lawyer

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Pinsent Masons partner and retail head Tom Leman claims that retailers are starting to face up to security threats
21 Jan 2015

Shoe retail chain Office decommissions servers after security breach

ICO says firm is making sure the issues around data breach are resolved
19 Jan 2015

ICO alone isn't enough to deal with big data issues, warns Policy Exchange

Eddie Copeland tells Big Data Breakfast audience that an Office of Data Responsibility is needed to tackle 'data schizophrenia'
13 Jan 2015

Cornwall Council sent information about salaries and redundancies to wrong staff in data breach

Council blames 'data transfer error' for breach that affected at least 50 employees
15 Dec 2014

Russian website allows UK webcam and baby monitor feeds to be watched online, warns ICO

Data watchdog urges UK citizens to use strong passwords to prevent hackers from tapping into their cameras
20 Nov 2014

ICO to examine data protection and privacy implications of connected medical devices

ICO interest in medical devices precedes further EU regulation under new Data Protection Directive
10 Nov 2014

ICO issues privacy warning over CCTV, wearable devices and drones

'Surveillance cameras should not be deployed as a quick fix, but a proportionate response to a real and pressing problem,' says ICO's Jonathan Bamford
16 Oct 2014

East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust loses data cartridge with 42,000 patient forms

ICO, Nottinghamshire Police and NHS organisations have all been notified, says trust's chief executive
01 Sep 2014

'Clear room for improvement' for data protection in local authorities, finds ICO

No councils get high assurance rating for data protection in Information Commissioner's Office audit report
27 Aug 2014

Ministry of Justice fined £180,000 after prison didn’t realise encryption had to be turned on

MoJ ineptitude 'beggars belief', says ICO, after it is fined again for mishandling prisoner data
26 Aug 2014

One-third of GPs will opt patients out of care.data

Question marks over laws requiring GPs to hand over patient information for the care.data project
07 Aug 2014

ICO issues warning to law firms following string of data breaches

ICO issues warning following 15 security breaches at law firms in the past three months
06 Aug 2014

The ethical dilemmas of big data

Organisations have adopted an 'analyse first, ask legal questions later' approach to big data projects, but more and more people are raising ethical objections
01 Aug 2014

ICO warns companies over big data initiatives

Organisations cannot ignore data protection laws in their big data projects
28 Jul 2014

Backbytes: ICO gets hacked. Investigates itself. Will probably decide to be lenient

The question is, how much will it fine itself?
16 Jul 2014

NHS data governance in critical condition

The NHS desperately needs to rebuild public confidence in its ability to handle sensitive data – but so far it appears to be in denial over the crisis, writes Sooraj Shah
27 Jun 2014

Is the ICO doing enough to punish data sloppiness?

With a number of organisations being let off with warnings after losing sensitive data, should the Information Commissioner's Office be taking a more hardline view, asks Danny Palmer?
25 Jun 2014

Private company stored NHS patient records data on Google Drive

Up to 10,000 patients could have been affected by Diagnostic Health's data breaches
17 Jun 2014

ICO slams Council's 'startling' data security policy, threatens court order

Information Commissioner issues enforcement order which if not upheld will result in court action
30 May 2014

ICO slams Student Loans Company for data breaches

Personal data including medical details were sent to the wrong people, says watchdog
28 May 2014

ICO gives companies time to work out how 'right to be forgotten' will be implemented

Data protection registrars across Europe to push for unified approach
22 May 2014

ICO consultation over surveillance technologies to cover drones

New draft code over "fair processing" of surveillance data will cover drones and audio recording
21 May 2014