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  • 2021-03-26 - ICO News Data Protection law can help create public trust and confidence around COVID-status certification schemes
    From contact tracing apps to temperature checks at airports, from businesses recording customers’ details to organisations sharing health data to help the vulnerable, it is clear that the responsible use of personal data has been vital in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 2021-03-19 - ICO News Building on the data sharing code – our plans for updating our anonymisation guidance
    Data is the lifeblood of the digital economy, and the sharing of personal data is key to opening up new opportunities.
  • 2021-03-18 - ICO News ICO sandbox tackles road safety and violence reduction
    The use of personal data is often key to helping organisations improve how their own services can be delivered more efficiently.
  • 2021-03-12 - EC News EDPS welcomes EU Cybersecurity update

    EDPS welcomes EU Cybersecurity update

    people, a lock, internet pages and a computer to symbolise cybersecurity

    julia
    Fri, 03/12/2021 - 09:02

  • 2021-03-10 - ICO News Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum publishes its first annual plan of work
    The Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum (DRCF) today outlined its priorities for the coming year, marking a step-change in coordination of regulation across digital and online services.
  • 2021-03-09 - ICO News Supporting UK democracy through data protection with new political campaigning guidance
    In a year where the challenges of the pandemic have prompted digital innovation in so many aspects of our lives, it is no surprise that campaigning for the upcoming elections in England, Scotland and Wales will be a little different.
  • 2021-03-05 - ICO News ICO fines firms for sending more than 2.7 million spam text messages during the pandemic
    Two separate companies that sent nuisance text messages during the Covid-19 pandemic have been fined a total of £330,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
  • 2021-03-02 - ICO News ICO urges businesses to act now as Children’s Code comes into force in six months
    Initial findings from industry research set up by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) shows that three quarters of businesses surveyed are aware of the Children’s Code.
  • 2021-03-01 - ICO News Guest blog: Working for a regulator like the ICO
    As the ICO seeks to employ a Post Doctoral Research Fellowship in Artificial Intelligence (AI), the former post holder, Professor Reuben Binns, reflects on his time in the role.
  • 2021-02-25 - EC News Data protection is non-negotiable in international trade agreements

    Data protection is non-negotiable in international trade agreements

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    francesco
    Thu, 02/25/2021 - 09:21

    The EDPS published today his Opinion on two EU-UK agreements.

    Read the press release.

  • 2021-02-25 - EC News Data protection is non-negotiable in international trade agreements

    Data protection is non-negotiable in international trade agreements

    eu-uk

    francesco
    Thu, 02/25/2021 - 09:21

    The EDPS published today his Opinion on two EU-UK agreements.

    Read the press release.

  • 2021-02-24 - ICO News Supporting you to meet your information access requests
    Our aim at the ICO is to ensure organisations provide the public with timely access to information. We speak regularly about supporting you to meet your requirements, and we’ve published two new products to help you achieve that goal.
  • 2021-02-24 - EC News Newsletter #85

    Newsletter #85

    julia
    Wed, 02/24/2021 - 16:08

    The EDPS February newsletter is out now! 

    Read more

  • 2021-02-21 - EC News Data protection is non-negotiable in international trade agreements
  • 2021-02-17 - ICO News ICO launches data analytics toolkit
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is urging all organisations considering using data analytics on personal data to look at its new toolkit.
  • 2021-02-12 - ICO News ICO issues fines totalling £270,000 to firms making nuisance calls
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued fines totalling £270,000 to two separate companies for making unlawful marketing calls to numbers registered with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS).
  • 2021-02-09 - EC News EDPS Opinions on the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act

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    Read EDPS Opinions on the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act

  • 2021-02-05 - ICO News Supporting Novartis to improve patient care during the pandemic
    The latest Sandbox report is from medicines company Novartis, which uses innovative science and digital technologies to help transform patient care and improve their experiences and outcomes.
  • 2021-02-01 - ICO News ICO Technology team strengthened with new appointment
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is pleased to announce that a new Director of Technology and Innovation has been appointed.
  • 2021-01-28 - ICO News ICO launches fourth and final phase of privacy innovation grants programme
    Applications are now open for the fourth and final round of funding for the Information Commissioner’s Office’s (ICO) current grants programme. The ICO committed to run the grants programme until 2021 and work is ongoing this year to review and report on its progress.
  • 2021-01-28 - ICO News Ambition can raise global data protection standards to benefit us all
    Amid a busy start to 2021, Data Protection Day provides an opportunity to step back and reflect on the continued lifting of data protection standards around the world.
  • 2021-01-28 - EC News "Solidarity - The power of the powerless"

    Closing remarks of the European Data Protection Supervisor, Wojciech Wiewiórowski, at the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Conference (CPDP)

  • 2021-01-27 - ICO News Fines totalling £480,000 issued to companies making nuisance calls
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued fines totalling £480,000 to four separate companies for making unlawful calls to numbers registered with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS).
  • 2021-01-25 - ICO News Information Commissioner looks ahead to 2021
    While January is always a month for looking ahead, it feels like no discussions of plans for 2021, professionally or personally, are possible without the mention of lockdown, vaccinations or talk of when ‘all this is finished’.  
  • 2021-01-24 - EC News Data for the public good: Building a healthier digital future

    On Monday 25 January from 14:30-16:50, the EDPS will host an online side event in the margins of the 2021 CPDP conference

  • 2021-01-22 - ICO News Maintaining data flows for a digital world
    Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham looks at the data protection aspects of the recently agreed UK-EU trade agreement.
  • 2021-01-21 - ICO News ICO supports innovative data sharing projects to protect vulnerable people
    The ICO Sandbox has selected three innovative data sharing services aimed at helping those who are vulnerable to online gambling harms, supporting ex-service men and women get the care they need, and a platform to help fight against cyber-criminals.
  • 2021-01-19 - EC News Shaping a Safer Digital Future: An introduction to the European Data Protection Supervisor

    As part of the EDPS mandate (2020- 2024), a brochure and a video entitled Shaping a Safer Digital Future have been created to inform the public on our role, tasks and responsibilities as the European Union’s independent data protection authority. 

    View the EDPS Brochure

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  • 2021-01-14 - EC News EDPB & EDPS adopt joint opinions on new sets of SCCs
  • 2021-01-08 - ICO News Motor industry employee sentenced in ICO Computer Misuse Act prosecution
    A motor industry employee has been sentenced to eight months' imprisonment, suspended for two years, in a prosecution brought by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
  • 2020-12-21 - ICO News ICO calls on UK businesses to prepare to keep data flowing at the end of the transition period
    The Information Commissioner (ICO) is calling on the UK’s businesses to check whether they are impacted by data protection law before the end of the UK’s transition period with the EU on 31 December.
  • 2020-12-21 - EC News Season's greetings

    As we wave 2020 goodbye, we wish you all the best for 2021! Happy New Year! 

  • 2020-12-20 - EC News Newsletter n°84

    The EDPS December newsletter is out now!

  • 2020-12-18 - ICO News Six things to consider when using algorithms for employment decisions
    We have highlighted six key points organisations must consider before implementing algorithms for hiring purposes.
  • 2020-12-17 - ICO News ICO yn cyhoeddi Cod Ymarfer newydd ynghylch Rhannu Data
    Heddiw, mae Swyddfa'r Comisiynydd Gwybodaeth (ICO) wedi cyhoeddi ei Data Sharing Code of Practice.
  • 2020-12-17 - ICO News ICO publishes new Data Sharing Code of Practice
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has today published its Data Sharing Code of Practice
  • 2020-12-17 - EC News Projecting our future: A privacy carol
  • 2020-12-16 - ICO News ICO to recover £250,000 fine from Manchester claims management firm
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Financial Recovery Unit (FRU) is starting proceedings to retrieve £250,000 from defunct company Pownall Marketing Limited (PML). The company was recently …
  • 2020-12-15 - ICO News Supporting NHS COVID-19 vaccine research in the pandemic
    The ICO has been working with NHS Digital during the pandemic as part of the sandbox to help them deliver a mechanism to sign volunteers up to COVID-19 vaccine research. 
  • 2020-12-10 - EC News International data transfers top of the agenda for the 48th EDPS - DPO meeting
  • 2020-12-09 - ICO News ICO warns public to be vigilant against pensions cold callers
    London company Pension House Exchange (PHE) has been fined £45,000 for making more than 39,000 nuisance calls to people about their pensions. Last year, the law changed to limit who can call…
  • 2020-12-09 - ICO News ICO launches tool to help police forces using data analytics
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is urging police forces to build in data protection from the start when considering data analytics projects.
  • 2020-12-04 - ICO News ICO fines Lincolnshire mortgage broker £50,000 for sending thousands of nuisance texts
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined OSL Financial Consultancy Limited (OSL) £50,000 for illegally sending 174,342 nuisance marketing texts.
  • 2020-11-29 - EC News Opinion on the New Pact on Migration and Asylum

    The EDPS publishes an opinion on the European Commission proposal on the New Pact on Migration and Asylum.

  • 2020-11-26 - ICO News Marketing boss banned after thousands of nuisance calls
    Marketing company director who made over 75,500 unsolicited marketing calls banned for six years.
  • 2020-11-13 - ICO News ICO fines Ticketmaster UK Limited £1.25million for failing to protect customers’ payment details
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Ticketmaster UK Limited £1.25million for failing to keep its customers’ personal data secure.  
  • 2020-11-12 - ICO News Blog: Access to information: driving change through education, engagement and enforcement
    Here at the ICO, we recognise how hard organisations are working to keep running effective businesses and services in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • 2020-11-11 - ICO News UK political parties must improve data protection practices
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has set out how seven of the UK’s political parties need to improve the way they handle people’s personal data after assessing how they manage data protection.  
  • 2020-11-10 - EC News Opinion on combatting child sexual abuse online

    EDPS Opinion on the European Commission proposal for temporary derogations from Directive 2002/58/EC for the purpose of combatting child sexual abuse online.

  • 2020-11-05 - ICO News Sandbox helps develop innovative tools to combat financial crime
    Two innovations to help companies tackle financial crime are the latest results to come out of the sandbox.