New certification schemes will “raise the bar” of data protection in children’s privacy, age assurance and asset disposal 0

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has approved the first UK GDPR certification scheme criteria.

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Call for views: data protection and employment practices 0

Anulka Clarke, ICO Acting Director of Regulatory Assurance introduces our call to views in this blog as we look to update our Employment Practices guidance.

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ICO consults on how organisations can continue to protect people’s personal data when it’s transferred outside of the UK 0

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a public consultation on its draft international data transfer agreement (IDTA) and guidance.

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New guidance on direct marketing and the public sector 0

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published a new resource to help public sector organisations understand when the direct marketing rules will apply to their messages.

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Nuisance call blocker company fined £170,000 for making almost 200,000 illegal marketing calls 0

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Yes Consumer Solutions Limited (YCSL) £170,000 for making 188,493 unsolicited direct marketing calls to customers registered with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS).  

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ICO’s priorities and impact of our work 0

The Daily Telegraph ran a story today about the focus of the ICO’s work and the impact that we make. The article criticises the ICO’s choice of regulatory priorities. As

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Reflecting on the first year of the ‘Explaining decisions made with AI’ guidance 0

It is estimated that AI has the potential to help UK GDP grow by between 10 and 22 per cent by 2030.

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Spotlight on the Children’s Code standards – best interests of the child, detrimental use of children’s data and data minimisation 0

Providing detailed explanations of each standard is one of the ways we’re supporting organisations to conform with the ICO’s Children’s Code.

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Regulating through a pandemic and beyond 0

When the ICO’s management team met at the start of the pandemic, to discuss how COVID-19 could impact the ICO’s work, our top priority was providing clarity to those we

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ICO approves the first UK eIDAS Regulations Qualified Trust Service Provider 0

The Information Commissioner’s Office has approved GlobalSign as the UK’s first qualified trust service provider [QTSP] under the UK eIDAS Regulations.

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