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The GDPR and Beyond: Privacy, Transparency and the Law 0

Elizabeth Denham spoke at the Alan Turing Institute on 23 March as part of its event: The GDPR and Beyond: Privacy, Transparency and the Law. Source:

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Trust, Transparency and Just-in-Time FOI: Sustainable Governance and Openness in the Digital Age 0

Elizabeth Denham, an Honorary Professor at University College London, delivered the 2018 annual Jenkinson Lecture on 22 March. Source:

Scottish company raided over 200 million nuisance calls – after some potentially put public safety on railways at risk 0

The Information Commissioner’s Office has searched a business premises near Glasgow, as part of an investigation into a company suspected of making over 200 million illegal nuisance calls.   Source:

Thought of the Day: How was Facebook breached? 0

It doesn’t seem like Facebook was secretly hacked by cybercriminals – so what happened? The company Cambridge Analytica created a third party app that could gather the Facebook data of its users, with their consent, and the data of those

Thought of the Day: The ICO investigates the Facebook breach 0

Cambridge Analytica managed to harvest the data of tens of millions of Facebook users. This was done using an app that was able to collect the data of not only users who had given their consent, but also of all

ICO statement: investigation into data analytics for political purposes 0

Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner said: “On 7 March, my office issued a Demand for Access to records and data in the hands of Cambridge Analytica. Cambridge Analytica has not responded by the deadline provided; therefore, we are seeking a warrant

Thought of the Day: Will all personal data breaches need to be reported to the ICO? 0

Currently, most personal data breach reporting is best practice but not compulsory. Under the General Data Protection Regulation, it will be mandatory to report a personal data breach if it’s likely to result in a risk to people’s rights and

A win for the data protection of UK consumers 0

WhatsApp signs public commitment not to share personal data with Facebook until data protection concerns are addressed People have a right to have their personal data kept safe, only used in ways that are properly explained to them, and for

Money, law and courage: the varied roles of the UK Information Commissioner 0

Elizabeth Denham delivered the CRISP (Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy) annual lecture 2018 at the University of Edinburgh on 14 March. She spoke about the many roles she must play as UK Information Commissioner and set out

‘Making data protection your business’ – campaign launched to help micro-businesses prepare for the new data protection law 0

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a GDPR awareness campaign aimed at people running micro-businesses – those employing fewer than 10 people. The GDPR replaces the current Data Protection Act and comes into force on 25 May 2018. Regulated

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