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Surveillance Commissioner Opposes Absorption By ICO

Surveillance camera and biometrics commissioner says plans for ICO to take over dual roles are 'ill-conceived' as government consultation nears…

2 weeks ago

ICO To Urge G7 Action On Annoying Cookie Consent Pop-ups

Information Commissioner is urging G7 data protection authorities to tackle the scourge of modern day browsing....cookie pop-ups

3 months ago

ICO To Restart Adtech Probe

Information Commissioner's Office puts adtech companies on notice as it relaunches investigation into widespread non-compliance with privacy rules

10 months ago

Bristol City Council Data Breach Revealed Names Of Disabled Children

Mass email from the council contained the names and email addresses of children with special educational needs and disabilities

1 year ago

ICO Hits Ticketmaster With £1.2m Data Breach Fine

Data breach on website in 2018, results in the ICO data protection watchdog hitting Ticketmaster with a hefty £1.25 million…

1 year ago

UK Watchdog Fines Marriott £18.4m For Data Breach

UK data protection watchdog ICO lowers fine for Marriott data breach to £18.4m, down from a £99 million fine issued…

1 year ago

British Airways Hit With Record £20m Fine For Data Breach

Data protection watchdog reconsiders its £183.4 million fine against British Airways for 2018 data breach, and lowers it down to…

1 year ago

Cambridge Analytica Not Involved In Brexit Vote, Watchdog Concludes

Investigation by the Information Commissioner's Office of Cambridge Analytica concludes it was not involved in 2016's EU referendum

1 year ago

GDPR ‘At Risk Of Failing’ Due To Lack Of Resources

Software maker argues GDPR left toothless due to lack of budget ad technical staff at European member states' data protection…

2 years ago

ICO Children’s Data Rules Meet With Divided Response

Upcoming regulations hailed as a pioneering step to protect children's data online, but some fear they could favour big tech…

2 years ago

Facebook Agrees To Pay ICO Cambridge Analytica Fine

“That will be £500,000” please Mr Zuckerberg”, as ICO reveals Facebook has agreed to pay Cambridge Analytica fine

2 years ago

ICO Investigates Kings Cross Facial Recognition Use

UK data protection watchdog to investigate why Kings Cross developer is using facial recognition

2 years ago

UK Data Protection Watchdog Raises Facebook Libra Concern

Facebook's proposed digital currency faces calls for more information about how user data will be protected

2 years ago

Watchdog Warns Police Over Use Of Facial Recognition

Police warned about data protection implications of using of facial recognition technology

2 years ago

Marriot International Faces £99m Fine For Data Breach

GDPR consequence. British data protection watchdog plans to fine hotel chain £99 million for data breach

2 years ago

BA Faces Record £183.39m Fine For Massive Data Breach

The fine, intended to penalise 'poor security arrangements' that allowed the attack to take place, is the largest ever announced…

2 years ago

EE Fined £100,000 Over Illegal Marketing Texts

Some 2.5 million direct marketing messages were sent to mobile customers without their consent

2 years ago

ICO: UK Data Breach Reports Up Four Times Under GDPR

Information commissioner urges firms to focus on 'getting it right' – but promises first GDPR penalties coming soon

3 years ago

NCSC Won’t Automatically Share Breach Info With Watchdog

Not a snitch. GQHC agency promises not to share breach information with watchdog unless victim gives permission

3 years ago

ICO Calls On Facebook To Prove It’s Sincere On Regulation

If Facebook is truly in favour of stronger social media rules, it should revisit its appeal of last year's £500,000…

3 years ago

Cambridge Analytica Parent Fined £15,000 Over Data Refusal

SCL Elections had argued that a US citizen had no more right to request data held on him 'than a…

3 years ago

Data Regulator Probes ‘Colossal’ Four-Year Marriott Breach

The hack exposed personal data and card information on up to 500m customers of Marriott's Starwood hotels dating back to…

3 years ago

ICO Fines Businesses Over Failure To Pay New Data Protection Fees

Organisations face fines of up to £4,350 for failure to pay the new fees, which came into force this year…

3 years ago

Uber Fined By Regulators For Hiding Data Breach

Stern words and stiff fine from UK regulator after Uber displayed “complete disregard” for customers and drivers

3 years ago

Facebook Appeals Cambridge Analytica Fine

Firm claims £500,000 fine is unjustified, as it disputes UK regulator fine over data breach

3 years ago

Google To Take Over Controversial NHS App

The search and advertising giant is accused of 'trust demolition' after announcing that it plans to take direct control of…

3 years ago

Information Commissioner Calls For Regulation Of Social Media

A new regulatory body is needed to police social media firms' 'very disturbing' use of personal data for political purposes,…

3 years ago

ICO Confirms Facebook Maximum Fine Of £500,000

Information Commissioner confirms maximum possible fine for Facebook over Cambridge Analytica

3 years ago

Heathrow Fined £120,000 Over Lost USB Stick

The unencrypted stick, containing personal data on staff, was found by a member of the public before being handed in…

3 years ago

Information Commissioner Issues UK’s First Formal GDPR Notice

Data protection stakes are higher than ever as regulator fines Equifax £500,000 and issues a GDPR notice to firm that…

3 years ago