Latest Information Commissioner's Office articles

Government publishes draft 'snooping Bill', estimated cost: £1.8bn

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'China and Iran will be delighted,' says Open Rights Group
14 Jun 2012

Eighty per cent of UK organisations still not compliant with EU cookie law

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Deadline ignored by enterprises despite risk of £500,000 fine
06 Jun 2012

ICO begins consultation on the release of anonymous data

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Public privacy rights must be safeguarded, says Information Commissioner
31 May 2012

We’re not perfect – and we’re sorry, says Google’s Schmidt

Executive chairman Eric Schmidt apologises for Google’s mistakes but says that the company’s still not evil
30 May 2012

ICO sets up online survey as cookie complaints rise

Online form to help watchdog gauge impact of EU rules as complaints come in
29 May 2012

Retailer slams ICO over 'embarrassing banality' of revised cookie law guidance

ICO criticised for last-minute guidance changes, but lawyer warns no significant policy shift has taken place
28 May 2012

EU cookie law is a 'restraint to trade online', says online retailer

Deadline for new law is 26 May
22 May 2012

Essential guide to security: Rethinking your defence

High-profile hacktivist attacks and data breaches may grab the headlines, but IT leaders should concentrate on rethinking their cybersecurity
21 May 2012

Android and iOS apps subject to EU privacy regulations – ICO

Information commissioner to step up action over the EU cookie laws
18 May 2012

UK firms should show awareness of EU cookie law to avoid a fine, says expert

Majority of firms are still not compliant with impending EU cookie law
17 May 2012

ICO: Government should re-write FOI Act to clarify use of veto

Health Secretary Lansley told to justify Freedom of Information veto over NHS risk report
17 May 2012

Anonymous attacks ICO and Leveson Inquiry websites

A group claiming affiliation with the hacktivist collective says attacks are in protest at the 'corruption within the inquiry'
15 May 2012

Quocirca’s Report from Infosecurity Europe 2012


11 May 2012

U-turn puts coalition and data law on collision course

Francis Maude’s plans for sharing personal data across the public sector stand in stark contrast to promises made before the election
08 May 2012

Protect and survive: an essential guide to data protection regulation

Recent legislative changes in the EU and US have serious implications for any organisation that stores and processes personal data. So what do CIOs need to do to ensure they stay on the right side of the regulators?
08 May 2012

ICO issues first NHS data protection fine

£70,000 fine comes one week after Computing criticism
02 May 2012

Government data sharing plans may breach Data Protection Act

Maude’s plans for data sharing will require legal exemptions, warns law firm
01 May 2012

Analysis: Data security – the 93 per cent solution

Data security breaches cost UK plc £27bn a year. But there are practical solutions, and the time to act is now, as mandatory reporting is on the way
27 Apr 2012

To fine or not to fine: The ICO and the NHS

Why NHS organisations lose so much data – and why the Information Commissioner lets them off with little more than a warning
27 Apr 2012

Opinion: What price national security?

Critics of the government’s snooping proposals are missing the real scandal
18 Apr 2012

Analysis: Conflicting forces of cyber law and order

New EU initiatives may duplicate, or even undermine, efforts to protect the UK’s financial services industry from cyber crime. And as Sooraj Shah and Andrew Charlesworth report, this is the last thing the sector needs
18 Apr 2012

Opinion: Security officers find shelter from the firing line

Changes in the way enterprises approach risk mean CISOs are no longer scapegoats-in-waiting
17 Apr 2012

Cyber crime and the limits of spin


17 Apr 2012

ICO distances itself from government snooping plans (UPDATED)

Data watchdog says interception of online data is purely a matter for Home Office
04 Apr 2012