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Findings, recommendations and actions from ICO investigation into data analytics in political campaigns

Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has today published a detailed update of her office’s investigation into the use of data analytics in political campaigns.

South Wales firm fined £60,000 for nuisance pay day loan texts

A South Wales firm has been fined £60,000 by the Information Commissioner for allowing its lines to be used to send spam texts to more than 270,000 people, without their consent.

Dirwy o £60,000 i ffyrm o’r De am negeseuon testun niwsans ynghylch benthyciadau diwrnod cyflog

Mae’r Comisiynydd Gwybodaeth wedi rhoi dirwy o £60,000 i ffyrm o’r De am ganiatáu i’w llinellau gael eu defnyddio i anfon negeseuon testun sbam i fwy na 270,000 o bobl heb eu cydsyniad.

ICO Grants Programme launches second round of funding for research into innovative privacy solutions

  The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched the second round of funding from its grants programme to promote and support independent, innovative research and solutions focused on privacy and data protection issues. Like last year’s inaugural scheme, there will be a number of…

Company that failed to register with the ICO and failed to comply with an Information Notice is prosecuted

Noble Design and Build of Telford, Shropshire, which operates CCTV systems in buildings across Sheffield, broke data protection laws by failing to comply with an Information Notice. The company also failed to register with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), despite it being a criminal…

ICO response to Ticketmaster cyber incident

ICO statement in response to Ticketmaster cyber incident.

ICO takes action against companies behind more than 55,000 nuisance calls

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has taken enforcement action against two firms for making nuisance telephone calls - Our Vault Limited in Chorley, Lancashire, and Swansea-based Horizon Windows Limited.

ICO yn cymryd camau yn erbyn cwmnïau y tu ôl i fwy na 55,000 o alwadau niwsans

Mae Swyddfa’r Comisiynydd Gwybodaeth (ICO) wedi cymryd camau gorfodi yn erbyn dwy ffyrm am wneud galwadau ffôn niwsans - Our Vault Limited o Chorley, Sir Gaerhirfryn, a Horizon Windows Limited o Abertawe.  

Children’s privacy – Call for Evidence

Whether playing online games, watching and sharing videos or interacting with friends via apps and social media, children today grow up with digital technology as a fundamental part of their daily lives.

DCMS consults on data protection fee exemptions

DCMS consults on data protection fee exemptions

BT fined £77,000 by the ICO for five million spam emails

British Telecommunications plc (BT) has been fined £77,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office after it sent nearly five million nuisance emails to customers.

Gloucestershire Police fined for revealing identities of abuse victims in bulk email

Gloucestershire Police has been fined £80,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after sending a bulk email that identified victims of non-recent child abuse.

ICO statement in response to Dixons Carphone breach announcement

ICO statement in response to Dixons Carphone breach announcement.

Yahoo! fined £250,000 after systemic failures put customer data at risk

Yahoo! UK Services Limited has been fined £250,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) following a cyber-attack in November 2014.

Standing up for the data rights of our citizens - ICO fines Yahoo! UK Services Limited £250,000 after it failed to protect customers’ personal data

James Dipple-Johnstone, ICO Deputy Commissioner of Operations, says that while data protection law might now have changed, the case still provides important lessons for organisations in terms of protecting the public’s personal information and their legal rights.

Statement in response to publication of the Royal Free audit report

Statement from Steve Wood, Deputy Commissioner (Policy).

Bible Society fined £100,000 after security failings put supporters’ personal data at risk

The British and Foreign Bible Society, based in Swindon, has been fined £100,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office, after their computer network was compromised as the result of a cyber-attack in 2016.

Consumer data: Statement in response to Which? report

Statement from Steve Wood, Deputy Commissioner (Policy) at the ICO, in response to the launch of a report by Which? called Control, Alt or Delete? The future of consumer data.

Statement in response to new plans for nuisance call directors to face fines

Statement from Steve Wood, Deputy Commissioner (Policy), in response to Government plans to introduce fines for company directors heading up nuisance call firms.

New data protection laws put people first

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

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