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  • 2022-05-19 - ICO News What does equality of access really mean when developing a career with a visual impairment?
    On Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Paul Arnold, ICO Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer shares his story.
  • 2022-05-12 - ICO News A day in the life of the ICO’s information management team
    “ It’s important to remember the people behind the information.” – A day in the life of the ICO’s information management team.
  • 2022-04-29 - ICO News ICO's work in the media - Reflecting on a year of regulator collaboration in the DRCF
    We are not the only regulator with an interest in the digital world - the CMA, Ofcom and FCA also have a role to play. We work together as the Digital Regulator Cooperation Forum (DRCF) to coordinate our regulation of the digital world more efficiently and achieve better outcomes for consumers.
  • 2022-04-27 - ICO News ICO's work in the media - ICO response to Channel 4 ‘Inside the Metaverse’ documentary
    A recent C4 Dispatches - Inside the Metaverse looked at the metaverse and how the platforms enforce against users that act inappropriately.
  • 2022-04-14 - ICO News ICO's work in the media - Google revises its approach to cookies consent
    Google is giving consumers more choice and control over how their data is tracked.
  • 2022-04-11 - ICO News ICO's work in the media - Children's privacy and international collaboration
    John Edwards, UK Information Commissioner, is in Washington DC this week to meet with regulators, civil society, lawmakers and tech companies, as well as present the work of the ICO at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit.
  • 2022-04-11 - ICO News Why protecting children online in UK living rooms starts 5,000 miles away
    “Share your data if you’re looking for a wee stalker”. That was the response by a child from Edinburgh when asked about sharing too much personal information online.
  • 2022-04-07 - ICO News ICO's work in the media - Statement in response to openDemocracy's letter
    openDemocracy has issued an open letter about the Freedom of Information Act. This was picked up by The Guardian, The Daily Mail and Hold the Front Page. This is our response.
  • 2022-04-05 - ICO News ICO's work in the media - John Edwards article in Civil Service World
    Civil Service World have published an article by John Edwards, in which he discusses what he’s learned so far from his listening tour, and offers reassurance about the service that the ICO is looking to give to people and businesses.
  • 2022-03-31 - ICO News ICO fines company for sending thousands of spam text messages during the pandemic
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined H&L Business Consulting Ltd £80,000 for sending hundreds of thousands of text messages to people who had not consented to receive them.
  • 2022-03-22 - ICO News Director's Update - Why Covid-19 has shown the FOI Act has never been more important to UK society
    The past two years have highlighted how transparency and accountability are fundamental to our democracy - the impact of decisions made by public bodies throughout the pandemic have affected us all in some way.
  • 2022-03-15 - ICO News ICO takes action against companies over predatory marketing calls targeting elderly, vulnerable people
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) today announced fines totalling £405,000 to five companies responsible for over 750,000 unwanted marketing calls targeted at older, vulnerable people.
  • 2022-03-11 - ICO News ICO's work in the media - John Edwards' Letter to the Editor, Financial Times
    The FT has printed the following letter from John Edwards.
  • 2022-02-25 - ICO News ICO reprimands Scottish Government over need to be upfront about NHS Scotland COVID Status app’s use of people’s details
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a reprimand to the Scottish Government and NHS National Services Scotland over both organisations failure to provide people with clear information about how their personal information - including sensitive health data – is being used by the NHS Scotland COVID Status app.
  • 2022-02-23 - ICO News ICO's work in the media - John Edwards talks to the Telegraph
    John Edwards was interviewed by the Telegraph about the opportunities for data regulation in the UK post-Brexit, while maintaining high standards of data protection.
  • 2022-02-18 - ICO News One month to go: have your say on how the ICO uses its powers to investigate, regulate and enforce
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is seeking the views of stakeholders and the public on how it regulates the laws it monitors and enforces.
  • 2022-02-08 - ICO News ICO's work in the media - John Edwards talks to Big Issue North
    John Edwards is profiled in the latest edition of the Big Issue North, discussing the importance of privacy and freedom of information.
  • 2022-02-08 - ICO News Respect and healthy relationships online – how the Children’s code can help
    The theme of this year’s Safer Internet Day is respect and healthy relationships online.
  • 2022-02-03 - ICO News ICO's work in the media - online advertising technology
    The Guardian’s TechScape newsletter gives an overview of recent discussions around cookies and online advertising, including Google’s plans to replace third party cookies with alternative technologies.
  • 2022-02-02 - ICO News Dirwy o £200,000 i gwmni Cymreig am wneud galwadau marchnata niwsans
    Mae Swyddfa’r Comisiynydd Gwybodaeth (ICO) wedi rhoi dirwy o £200,000 i gwmni gwella cartrefi am wneud mwy na hanner miliwn o alwadau marchnata digroeso.
  • 2022-02-02 - ICO News Welsh company fined £200,000 for making nuisance marketing calls
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined a home improvement firm £200,000 for making more than half a million unsolicited marketing calls.
  • 2022-02-02 - ICO News ICO consults health organisations to shape thinking on privacy-enhancing technologies
    The ICO is inviting organisations in the health sector to participate in workshops on privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs).
  • 2022-01-28 - ICO News Your views matter: Information Commissioner to conduct major listening exercise
    Newly appointed Information Commissioner John Edwards has announced a major listening exercise to hear direct from businesses, organisations and people about their experiences of working with the ICO.
  • 2022-01-21 - ICO News #NoPlaceToHide - Home Office backed campaign on end to end encryption (E2EE) involving tech companies
  • 2022-01-04 - ICO News New UK Information Commissioner begins term
    John Edwards begins his new role as UK Information Commissioner today (Tuesday 4 January).
  • 2021-12-21 - ICO News ICO and NHS Test and Trace agree data protection improvements following consensual audit
    The ICO has issued NHS Test and Trace with recommendations to strengthen the protection of people’s personal data, so it can continue to  play a vital role in tackling the pandemic.
  • 2021-12-20 - ICO News ICO invites comments on how it uses its powers to investigate, regulate and enforce
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a consultation to gather the views of stakeholders and the public on how it regulates the laws it monitors and enforces.
  • 2021-12-02 - ICO News Cabinet Office fined £500,000 for New Year Honours data breach
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined the Cabinet Office £500,000 for disclosing postal addresses of the 2020 New Year Honours recipients online.
  • 2021-12-01 - ICO News ICO issues its largest fine to tackle illegal pension cold calls
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined EB Associates Group Limited £140,000 for instigating over 107,000 illegal cold calls to people about pensions.
  • 2021-11-29 - ICO News ICO issues provisional view to fine Clearview AI Inc over £17 million
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has today announced its provisional intent to impose a potential fine of just over £17 million on Clearview AI Inc – a company that describes itself as the ‘World’s Largest Facial Network’.
  • 2021-11-25 - ICO News ICO calls on Google and other companies to eliminate existing privacy risks posed by adtech industry
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has today set out clear data protection standards that companies must meet to safeguard people’s privacy online when developing new advertising technologies (adtech).  
  • 2021-11-17 - ICO News Letter to 5Rights Foundation in response to the charity’s research into systemic breaches of the Age Appropriate Design Code (Children’s code)
    Letter to 5Rights Foundations in response to the charity’s research into common breaches of the Age Appropriate Design Code (Children’s code)
  • 2021-11-04 - ICO News FOI blog: Government records communicated through private accounts have always been subject to FOI laws
  • 2021-10-22 - ICO News ICO warning after Scottish charity reveals personal data in email error
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is urging organisations to revisit their bulk email practices after failures by HIV Scotland led to a £10,000 fine.
  • 2021-10-13 - ICO News Providing practical data protection guidance to the media sector
    Freedom of expression and freedom of information play a vital role in our democracy. Trust in our democratic system relies on people to ask questions of public bodies who operate on their behalf, to understand and scrutinise the decisions of local and national government.
  • 2021-10-07 - ICO News ICO response to DCMS consultation “Data: a new direction”
    Foreword from Elizabeth Denham CBE, UK Information Commissioner The opportunity to reflect on and review the UK data protection legal framework and regulatory regime is a welcome one. Three…
  • 2021-09-20 - ICO News International progress for domestic benefit: why the ICO convened a G7 meeting on data flows
    A blog by Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham.
  • 2021-09-15 - ICO News We Buy Any Car, Sports Direct and Saga fined £495,000 after sending millions of ‘frustrating and intrusive’ nuisance messages.
    The ICO has today announced fines totalling £495,000 to well-known companies that between them sent more than 354 million nuisance messages.
  • 2021-09-14 - ICO News Sharing personal data in an emergency – a guide for universities and colleges
    Starting university or further education can be an exciting time, but for some it can also be a difficult and anxious transition.  
  • 2021-09-09 - ICO News G7 data protection and privacy authorities’ meeting, September 2021: communiqué
    The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) brought together data protection and privacy authorities from G7 countries, as well as guests from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the World Economic Forum (WEF), for a discussion this week on shared emerging challenges that need closer international collaboration.
  • 2021-09-09 - ICO News G7 data protection and privacy authorities’ meeting: communiqué
    The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) brought together data protection and privacy authorities from G7 countries, as well as guests from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the World Economic Forum (WEF), for a discussion this week on shared emerging challenges that need closer international collaboration.
  • 2021-09-07 - ICO News ICO to call on G7 countries to tackle cookie pop-ups challenge
    The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) will today call on fellow G7 data protection and privacy authorities to work together to overhaul cookie consent pop-ups, so people’s privacy is more meaningfully protected and businesses can provide a better web browsing experience.  
  • 2021-09-05 - ICO News ICO fines Glasgow company for making half a million nuisance calls
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Glasgow-based company DialADeal Scotland Ltd (DDSL) for making more than half a million nuisance marketing calls.  
  • 2021-08-25 - ICO News As the Children’s code comes in – what’s next?
    The transition year is up and the Children’s code comes fully into force on 2 September.
  • 2021-08-19 - ICO News ICO fines company for illegal pensions calls
    The ICO has fined Halifax-based company Parkin Beacher Ltd (PBL) £50,000 for making illegal marketing calls to people about their pensions.
  • 2021-08-19 - ICO News New certification schemes will “raise the bar” of data protection in children’s privacy, age assurance and asset disposal
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has approved the first UK GDPR certification scheme criteria.
  • 2021-08-12 - ICO News Call for views: data protection and employment practices
    Anulka Clarke, ICO Acting Director of Regulatory Assurance introduces our call to views in this blog as we look to update our Employment Practices guidance.
  • 2021-08-11 - ICO News ICO consults on how organisations can continue to protect people’s personal data when it’s transferred outside of the UK
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a public consultation on its draft international data transfer agreement (IDTA) and guidance.
  • 2021-08-04 - ICO News New guidance on direct marketing and the public sector
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published a new resource to help public sector organisations understand when the direct marketing rules will apply to their messages.
  • 2021-08-02 - ICO News Nuisance call blocker company fined £170,000 for making almost 200,000 illegal marketing calls
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Yes Consumer Solutions Limited (YCSL) £170,000 for making 188,493 unsolicited direct marketing calls to customers registered with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS).