The world of information rights is ever-changing, with constant developments in case law and technology. Given the size of the ICO’s catalogue of guidance, which continues to grow, making sure everything is up-to-date and relevant is a challenge that…
Deputy Information Commissioner David Smith discusses his concerns about the EU’s proposed plans for Data Protection reform When I last wrote about the EU data protection reform proposals, it was to outline the process that the reforms would go through across 2013. It was clear that there was much work to be done discussing the [...]
ICO view The health sector continues to be a priority area for us. In the last year alone we have served monetary penalties totalling over a million pounds on health service organisations who have committed serious breaches of the Data Protection Act. Many of these breaches have resulted in the loss of patient data, the [...]
An email that begins by explaining you’re heading for a £42.8 million shortfall rarely leaves you feeling positive about the future, but that’s the position I found myself in earlier this week when I received an embargoed report into the work of the ICO.
Personal devices and data protection - New guidance aims to address ‘laissez faire’ attitude to allowing staff to use personal devices for work business The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published new guidance explaining some of the risks organisations must consider when allowing personal devices, such as laptops, smartphones and tablet computers, to be used to process [...]
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the UK’s independent public authority set up to uphold information rights. It does this by promoting good practice, ruling on complaints, providing information to individuals and organisations and taking appropriate action when the law is broken. The ICO enforces and oversees the following legislation: Data Protection Act 1998 Freedom [...]
Many people have experienced the irritation of having received unwanted marketing calls or spam texts. Over recent months we have seen a rise in the number of complaints. Tackling this problem is a key priority for the ICO and we are currently chasing …
Christopher Graham, Information Commissioner, says the Freedom of Information Act has “opened up the corridors of power to greater scrutiny” in his blog response to the Justice Select Committee’s report.