information commissioner’s office

ICO Warns PSNI It Faces £750k Fine Over Data Breach

Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) says it cannot afford a £750,000 fine from the ICO, over its self-inflicted data…

2 months ago

Microsoft Recall Triggers Enquiry From UK Data Regulator

Privacy concerns. ICO seeks feedback after Microsoft introduces AI Recall feature that screenshots users' laptops every two seconds

2 months ago

ICO Drops Investigation Into 2020 EasyJet Hack

BA not happy? UK data protection watchdog confirms it is halting EasyJet hack probe due to lack of resources

9 months ago

UK Watchdogs Target Cookie Pop-ups, Amid Website Design Clampdown

Sick of cookie pop-ups? UK watchdogs warns firms to avoid harmful website design practices and singles out cookie consent pop-ups

11 months ago

UK Government Introduces New Data Protection Bill

Britain makes fresh attempt to reform its data protection law, to ease compliance burden for UK businesses, yet remain in…

1 year ago

Royal Mail Admits Data Breach After IT Glitch

Customers see information belonging to other users, after an issue with the Royal Mail's Click and Drop status updates website

2 years ago

ICO Warns TikTok Of Possible £27m Fine

British data protection watchdog says TikTok's failed to protect children's privacy and may have breach UK data protection laws

2 years ago

Information Commissioner To Investigate Targeted Gambling Ads

Information Commissioner's Office examines complaint alleging gambling industry makes use of profiles to target gambling addicts

2 years ago

UK Army Recruitment Portal Closed After Data Breach

British army recruitment computer system has been offline since March, after hackers offered candidate data for sale on the dark…

2 years ago

MoD Reported 7 Serious Data Losses To ICO

Data blunders continue at Ministry of Defence, with 7 serious data incidents in the space of a year, as well…

2 years ago

ICO Disagrees With Government-Backed Encryption Campaign

UK data protection watchdog, the ICO, says encryption provides protections for children, after government-backed campaign against it

2 years ago

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…

3 years 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 years 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

3 years 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

3 years 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

4 years 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…

4 years 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…

4 years 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…

4 years 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

4 years 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

4 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

5 years ago

ICO Investigates Kings Cross Facial Recognition Use

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

5 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

5 years ago

Watchdog Warns Police Over Use Of Facial Recognition

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

5 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

5 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

5 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

6 years ago

Facebook Appeals Cambridge Analytica Fine

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

6 years ago

ICO Confirms Facebook Maximum Fine Of £500,000

Information Commissioner confirms maximum possible fine for Facebook over Cambridge Analytica

6 years ago