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ICO warns companies about the costly consequences of making nuisance calls 0

Companies carrying out direct marketing have been reminded that properly screening numbers against the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) register is much cheaper than a fine for making nuisance calls. Source:

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Cyprus: Guidelines standardise data retention period for credit institutions 0

The Office of the Commissioner for Personal Data Protection (‘the Commissioner’) published, on 8 August 2017, guidelines No. 1/2017 for licensed credit institutions operating in Cyprus on the retention period

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Information Commissioner sets the record straight on consent 0

Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has launched a series of blogs to set the facts straight about the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This week Denham covered the myths around

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North London council fined after parking ticket system flaw leaves personal information at risk 0

Islington Council failed to keep up to 89,000 people’s information secure on its parking ticket system website.   Source: ICO.org.uk

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Consent is not the 'silver bullet' for GDPR compliance 0

In the second of a series of blogs, the Information Commissioner separates fact from fiction regarding GDPR and consent. Source: ICO.org.uk

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ICO warns NHS employees that unlawfully accessing patient records is an offence 0

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has reminded NHS staff about the potentially serious consequences of prying into patients’ medical records without a valid reason. Source: ICO.org.uk

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Personal data belonging to up to 21,000 TalkTalk customers could have been used for scams and fraud 0

The Information Commissioner’s Office has fined TalkTalk Telecom Group PLC £100,000 after it failed to look after its customers’ data and risked it falling into the hands of scammers and

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GDPR – sorting the fact from the fiction 0

The Information Commissioner separates fact from fiction regarding GDPR and financial penalties. Source: ICO.org.uk

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IoD – GDPR: What the Changes mean for Employers 0

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR): What the Changes mean for Employers In May 2018, the new General Protection Regulation will be introduced in the UK, making significant changes to the

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Trust, Transparency and Progressive Information Rights take centre stage at conference 0

The Scottish and UK Information Commissioners have joined forces to co-host an international conference exploring the future of transparency and access to information in the UK and worldwide. Source: ICO.org.uk

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