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New data protection laws put people first

Today (25 May) marks the biggest change to UK data protection law in a generation.

Medical centre fined for abandoning sensitive information in empty building

Bayswater Medical Centre (BMC) in London has been fined £35,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after it left highly sensitive medical information in an empty building. The personal data, which included medical records, prescriptions and patient-identifiable medicine, was left…

Beyond 2018 – data protection laws built to last

Elizabeth Denham welcomes the new Data Protection Act 2018 alongside the GDPR. Organisations and data protection professionals could use this as an introduction to the new Act.

Former recruitment consultant prosecuted for stealing personal data from his old employer

A former recruitment consultant has been fined for unlawfully taking personal data from his employer when he left his job to set up his own rival business.

The University of Greenwich fined £120,000 by Information Commissioner for “serious” security breach

The University of Greenwich has been fined £120,000 by the Information Commissioner following a “serious” security breach involving the personal data of nearly 20,000 people - among them students and staff.

CPS fined £325,000 after losing victim interview videos

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has been fined £325,000 by the ICO after they lost unencrypted DVDs containing recordings of police interviews.

Blog: facial recognition technology

Blog: raising the bar - consent under GDPR

ICO serves Enforcement Notice on SCL Elections Ltd over inadequate response to subject access request

The ICO has served a legal notice on SCL Elections Ltd ordering it give an academic all the personal information the company holds about him.

Blog: new regulatory powers for the digital age

ICO consults on how it will use increased powers under upcoming data protection reform

The Information Commissioner’s Office has launched a consultation to gather the views of stakeholders and the public on the way it plans to regulate new data protection laws.

ICO statement: investigation into data analytics for political purposes

UPDATE: Wednesday 2 May 2018, 9:00pm An ICO spokesperson said : "The ICO has been investigating the SCL Group and Cambridge Analytica as part of a wider investigation into the use of personal data and analytics by political campaigns, social media companies and others. We will be…

Stockport firms fined for nuisance calls and spam texts

The Information Commissioner’s Office has fined two firms in Stockport for disrupting the public with nuisance marketing.

Former hospital worker prosecuted for inappropriately accessing patient records

A former employee of a Milton Keynes hospital trust has been prosecuted for accessing patient records without authorisation.

West Yorkshire firms fined for nuisance calls to TPS subscribers

Two firms in West Yorkshire have been fined by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for calling people registered with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS).

IAPP Europe Data Protection Intensive 2018

Elizabeth Denham's keynote speech at the IAPP Europe Data Protection Intensive 2018, London, 18 April 2018.

Kensington and Chelsea Council fined for identifying owners of unoccupied properties in FOI response

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has been fined £120,000 by the Information ICO after it unlawfully identified 943 people who owned vacant properties in the borough.

April e-newsletter out now

The April edition of the ICO e-newsletter is out now.

Building the cyber security community

Elizabeth Denham's speech at the National Cyber Security Centre's CYBERUK 2018 event, Manchester Central, 12 April 2018.

Data Protection Practitioners’ Conference 2018

Deputy Commissioner - Operations James Dipple-Johnstone spoke at the DPPC about the ICO’s Regulatory Action Policy.

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