Latest Information Commissioner's Office articles

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

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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

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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

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'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

Google's Eric Schmidt and ICO clash on European Court's 'right to be forgotten' ruling

ICO claims victory for personal data privacy, but Google executive Eric Schmidt thinks it a poor decision
15 May 2014

Organisations "failing at the basics" of IT security, warns ICO

'Protecting personal data in online services: learning from the mistakes of others' sets out best practice for protecting data
12 May 2014

'Private' electoral roll data sold to junk mail company after software error

Series of leaks of 'private' electoral register data believed in one-in-four local authorities
09 May 2014

Care.data pilot to start with 500 GP practices this autumn

GP practices to "trial, test, evaluate and refine" data collection process ahead of national rollout
24 Apr 2014

Should enterprises be forced to disclose data breaches?

Graeme Burton tackles the thorny issue of the need for corporations to admit their IT security breaches to the public
23 Apr 2014

Wirral Borough Council breached Data Protection Act by sending personal information to wrong address twice

ICO says council should have done more to keep information secure
15 Apr 2014