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FREE 1-on-1 with our GDPR Expert 0

GDPR Associates will provide a limited set of FREE OF CHARGE conference calls with one of our GDPR Experts. This will provide you the opportunity to have a dialogue on your specific GDPR related issues and queries and to ask

Pushfor: The rapid spread of the Wannacry Virus 0

If the NHS admitted a patient suspected with a highly contagious virus then the patient is immediately fitted with a mask and put into quarantine.  The patient is not wheeled around from ward to ward to infect as many other

Events: GDPR On Tour – The Clinic 0

GEMALTO: GDPR On Tour. The Clinic. Our GDPR clinic is touring the country, providing practical advice that will get you prepared for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Meet Gemalto across the UK and our experts in Identity, Encryption and

BIG MISTAKE: 1 in 4 UK businesses have CANCELLED preparations for GDPR 11

Study finds a quarter of UK businesses are no longer preparing for GDPR as they mistakenly believe they won’t have to comply because of Brexit ‘For so many businesses to be cancelling preparations is a big concern because this regulation

Britain’s Home Secretary Enters the Encryption Debate 0

An analysis of British Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s call, in response to last week’s terrorist attack in London, for law enforcement and intelligence services to gain access to encrypted communications services, such as WhatsApp, leads the latest edition of the

Apple denies hackers holding millions of iPhones, iCloud accounts ransom 8

Apple reassures customers that none of its systems have been breached, dismissing hackers’ claims that millions of iPhones and iCloud accounts are at risk of being wiped. Apple says none of its systems have been breached and denies that hackers

Russian Spies, Two Others, Indicted in Yahoo Hack 2

Two of the four individuals indicted for hacking Yahoo in 2014, exposing 500 million user accounts, work for a Russian intelligence service unit that the FBI collaborates with on international cybercrime investigations. The Justice Department announced March 15 the indictments

Garante issues highest EU sanction on record 0

At the top of the latest news on data protection there is a wide-ranging sanctioning initiative of the Italian data protection authority. The Garante, Italy’s data protection authority, has issued the five highest sanctions in its history, in fact, the

Experts Pick: Cyber threats are evolving and so must your defences 0

Digital transformation is not a new subject. Technology driven evolution of business to develop more efficient ways of interacting with customers and produce products is fuelling business change. As o… This contect is protected for subscribers only. Please log in

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A day in the life of the ICO’s information management team 0

“ It’s important to remember the people behind the information.” – A day in the life of the ICO’s information management team.

ICO’s work in the media – Reflecting on a year of regulator collaboration in the DRCF 0

We are not the only regulator with an interest in the digital world – the CMA, Ofcom and FCA also have a role to play. We work together as the Digital Regulator Cooperation Forum (DRCF) to coordinate our regulation of

ICO’s work in the media – ICO response to Channel 4 ‘Inside the Metaverse’ documentary 0

A recent C4 Dispatches – Inside the Metaverse looked at the metaverse and how the platforms enforce against users that act inappropriately.

ICO’s work in the media – Google revises its approach to cookies consent 0

Google is giving consumers more choice and control over how their data is tracked.

Statement following conclusion of ICO investigation into unauthorised disclosure of CCTV footage from DHSC 0

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has found insufficient evidence to prosecute two people suspected of unlawfully obtaining and disclosing CCTV footage from the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC).

ICO’s work in the media – Children’s privacy and international collaboration 0

John Edwards, UK Information Commissioner, is in Washington DC this week to meet with regulators, civil society, lawmakers and tech companies, as well as present the work of the ICO at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit.

Why protecting children online in UK living rooms starts 5,000 miles away 0

“Share your data if you’re looking for a wee stalker”. That was the response by a child from Edinburgh when asked about sharing too much personal information online.

ICO’s work in the media – Statement in response to openDemocracy’s letter’ 0

openDemocracy has issued an open letter about the Freedom of Information Act. This was picked up by The Guardian, The Daily Mail and Hold the Front Page. This is our response.

ICO’s work in the media – John Edwards article in Civil Service World 0

Civil Service World have published an article by John Edwards, in which he discusses what he’s learned so far from his listening tour, and offers reassurance about the service that the ICO is looking to give to people and businesses.

ICO fines company for sending thousands of spam text messages during the pandemic 0

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined H&L Business Consulting Ltd £80,000 for sending hundreds of thousands of text messages to people who had not consented to receive them.

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