information commissioner’s office

Clearview AI Faces £17m Fine For ‘Serious’ Data Protection Breaches

American facial recognition firm Clearview AI is facing a possible £17 million fine over “serious breaches” of UK data protection…

2 months 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

4 months ago

Home Addresses Of Gun Owners Leaked By Activist

Animal rights activist effectively publishes a map that reportedly shows the home addresses of thousands of UK gun owners

5 months ago

UK To Overhaul Data Protection Rules, Targets Cookie Pop-ups

Government to refresh the UK's data protection rules, and poaches New Zealand's Privacy Commissioner to replace outgoing Information Commissioner

5 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

UK Track And Trace Scheme Broke UK Data Protection, Campaigners Claim

Campaigners claim that UK's track and trace scheme broke data protection laws, but experts say non-compliance understandable considering unprecedented emergency

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

3 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

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

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

ICO Confirms Facebook Maximum Fine Of £500,000

Information Commissioner confirms maximum possible fine for Facebook over Cambridge Analytica

3 years ago

Uber Pays £113m To Settle Hidden Data Breach

Ouch. The 2016 data breach at Uber which it kept quiet has cost $148m in US legal settlement payments

3 years ago

ICO Fines Website For Sharing Information With Labour Party

Data watchdog to fine website for “serious contravention” in selling data on 1 million people to the Labour Party

4 years ago

Facebook Fined £500,000 Over Cambridge Analytica Scandal

British data watchdog slaps Facebook with maximum possible fine over Cambridge Analytica scandal

4 years ago

European Watchdogs To Tackle Social Media Data Harvesting

'Sorry is not enough' say European watchdogs as they form working group to data collection by social media

4 years ago

Information Commissioner ‘Assessing’ Evidence From Cambridge Analytica Raid

Data protection enforcement officers searched the firm's premises into the early hours of Saturday morning as Facebook data probe continues

4 years ago

ICO Investigates Gwent Police Over Data Breach

Data protection act violation? Welsh police force may be in trouble after it fails to notify people of potential data…

4 years ago

WhatsApp Agrees Not To Share Data With Facebook… For Now

The messaging app maker has said it won't share data with its parent company, as the Information Commissioner concludes its…

4 years ago

ICO Fines Moneysupermarket.com £80,000 For Spamming Customers

Price comparison site sent out marketing emails to customers who had opted out

5 years ago

Bupa Global Admits Data Breach Of Health Insurance Information

Firm admits employee action resulted in breach of customer data including names and date of births

5 years ago

TechUK Praises ‘Strong’ ICO Strategy Ahead Of Brexit And GDPR

ICO's "ambitious" four-year strategy applauded by techUK as Britain gears up for Brexit and GDPR

5 years ago

ICO Raids More Houses As Part Of Nuisance Call Crackdown

Investigation into accident claims calls has been ongoing since May 2016

5 years ago