News and blogs

Openness by Design: ICO’s access to information strategy is published for consultation

A blog by Director of Freedom of Information Gill Bull to introduce the ICO’s proposed strategy for Freedom of Information and invite comments to inform a final version.

ICO calls for nominations for the second Practitioner Award for Excellence in Data Protection

The Information Commissioner is calling for nominations for the second Practitioner Award for Excellence in Data Protection.

SCL Elections prosecuted for failing to comply with enforcement notice

SCL Elections Ltd,  also known as   Cambridge Analytica , has been fined £15,000 for failing to comply with an enforcement notice issued by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

Law changes on pension cold calling

Cold calls about pensions are now illegal in some circumstances following a change in the law.

Access to serious sexual crime victims’ personal information – how much is too much?

A blog by Deputy Commissioner James Dipple-Johnstone for police, the criminal justice system and victims’ support groups.

ICO begins action against care homes for failure to pay new data protection fee

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has begun formal enforcement action against care homes that have failed to pay the data protection fee.

London company fined after 14.8m spam texts sent

London-based firm Tax Returned Limited has been fined £200,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for sending out millions of unsolicited marketing text messages.

Data protection and Brexit - ICO advice for organisations

Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham sets out how the ICO is helping businesses prepare for a possible no-deal Brexit

India-UK Future Tech Festival

Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham talks about how, in the age of increased data flows,  there has never been a more important time for global coherence in data protection and privacy.

A statement from Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham in support of International Human Rights Day 2018

A statement from Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham in support of International Human Rights Day 2018

Sleigh-ing the Christmas GDPR myths

In the latest of our series of GDPR myth-busting blogs, a new post by Deputy Commissioner (Policy) Steve Wood tackles some misconceptions which have sprung up around how the new data protection law might affect your Christmas.

Blog: Your views will help us build our regulatory sandbox

Former headteacher prosecuted for unlawfully obtaining school children’s personal information

An ex head teacher has been fined for unlawfully obtaining school children’s personal data from previous schools where he worked.

International Privacy Forum

Elizabeth Denham’s speech to the International Privacy Forum, a public event following the 50 th   Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) Forum in Wellington, New Zealand on 4 December 2018.

ICO statement in response to Marriott Hotels breach announcement

ICO statement in response to Marriott Hotels breach announcement.

ICO's blog on its international work

The ICO's ongoing contributions to the upholding of information rights across the globe.

Former GP surgery secretary fined for reading medical records of 231 patients in two years

A former trainee secretary at a GP surgery has been fined after she admitted unlawfully reading the records of 231 patients in two years.

ICO issues the first fines to organisations that have not paid the data protection fee.

Organisations across the business services, construction and finance sectors are among the first to be fined by the ICO for not paying the data protection fee.

ICO fines Uber £385,000 over data protection failings

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined ride sharing company Uber £385,000 for failing to protect customers’ personal information during a cyber attack.

ICO fines two firms for over one million nuisance calls made to TPS subscribers

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined two companies that made nearly 1.73 million direct marketing phone calls to people registered with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS).  

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