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Uptick in UK privacy awareness, says ICO

New laws and high-profile investigations have helped put data protection and privacy at the centre of the UK public’s consciousness, according to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). “This is an important time for privacy rights, with a new legal framework and increased public interest,” information commissioner Elizabeth Denham wrote in the foreword to the… Read More »

GDPR puts people first, says ICO

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an evolution of the current Data Protection Act (1998) and comes into effect today (25 May 2018) alongside the newly enacted and GDPR-aligned Data Protection Act (2018). The new act also implements the European Union (EU) Law Enforcement Directive, as well as extending domestic data protection laws… Read More »

ICO could use new GDPR powers in Facebook probe

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) could use new powers under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to examine software code to check whether Facebook’s processes comply with the new data protection rules. Specifically, from 25 May, the GDPR grants the ICO the power to inspect a private company’s intellectual property through algorithm audits.… Read More »

Use GDPR to propel business forward, says ICO

The European Union’s (EU’s) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is not another Y2K where the issue disappears after compliance deadline on 25 May 2018, said Nigel Houlden, head of technology policy at the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). “The GDPR is the new environment we have to work in and requires many organisations to make… Read More »

Cambridge Analytica closure will not halt probe, says ICO

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) intends to go ahead with plans to investigate Cambridge Analytica despite the firm’s announcement that it is closing due to lack of business. Cambridge Analytica announced that it was ceasing all operations immediately because it is “no longer viable to continue operating the business” in the wake of the… Read More »