Latest Information Commissioner's Office articles

Why some firms aren’t taxed by data rules

16 Aug 2012

NHS Trust fined £175,000 for ‘entirely avoidable’ data breach

ICO gives penalty to Torbay Care Trust
07 Aug 2012

Online gambling industry 'ignores' data protection and privacy laws

Cards on the table
Privacy International founder blasts gambling companies over privacy and data protection – and the ICO for failing to take action
06 Aug 2012

Analysis: EU cookie law puts analytics under scrutiny

Sooraj Shah talks to legal experts about the extent to which the EU’s cookie directive restricts website analytics
16 Jul 2012

£60,000 fine for NHS trust that sent test results to the wrong address

Fourth fine in two months for breach-prone NHS trusts
13 Jul 2012

ICO gamekeeper turns Google poacher

FoI request reveals that Google’s UK privacy manager worked at the Information Commissioner’s Office during StreetView investigation
06 Jul 2012

How Tesco and co are testing the limits of customer data exploitation

If a consumer agrees to share information with retailers, can they complain when data about their shopping habits and lifestyle choices are used to milk them for more money?
04 Jul 2012

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

'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

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

ICO begins consultation on the release of anonymous data

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