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ICO issues first fines to organisations for non-payment of data protection fees

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued the first fines for non-payment of the data protection fee to organisations across a range of sectors including business services, construction, finance, healthcare, retail and leisure. All organisations, companies and...
Posted On 06 Dec 2018
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ICO finds Metropolitan Police Service’s Gangs Matrix breached data protection laws

An investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has found that the Metropolitan Police Service’s use of the Gangs Matrix led to multiple and serious breaches of data protection laws. The investigation into the Gangs Matrix, a database that records intelligence...
Posted On 19 Nov 2018
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Surveillance Camera Commissioner launches online toolbox at Global MSC Security Conference

Tony Porter QPM LLB, the Surveillance Camera Commissioner, delivered an excellent presentation on the National Surveillance Camera Strategy at Global MSC Security’s 2018 Conference and Exhibition in Bristol, during which he officially launched an online toolbox – a...
Posted On 14 Nov 2018
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Six-month prison sentence for motor industry employee in first ICO Computer Misuse Act prosecution

A motor industry employee has been sentenced to six months in prison in the first prosecution to be brought by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under legislation which carries a potential prison sentence. Mustafa Kasim, who worked for accident repair firm Nationwide...
Posted On 12 Nov 2018
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ICO fines Facebook maximum £500,000 for failing to protect users’ personal information

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined social media giant Facebook £500,000 for serious breaches of data protection law. In July, the ICO issued a Notice of Intent to fine Facebook as part of a wide-ranging investigation into the use of data analytics for political...
Posted On 25 Oct 2018
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Heathrow Airport Limited fined £120,000 by ICO for “serious failings” in data protection

Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) has been fined £120,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for failing to ensure that the personal data held on its network was properly secured. On 16 October 2017, a member of the public found a USB memory stick which had been...
Posted On 08 Oct 2018
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Bupa fined £175,000 by Information Commissioner’s Office for “systemic data protection failures”

Bupa Insurance Services Limited (Bupa) has been fined £175,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for failing to have effective security measures in place to protect customers’ personal information.  Between 6 January and 11 March last year, a Bupa employee was...
Posted On 01 Oct 2018
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Understanding the Implications of the GDPR on Surveillance and Security

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that became UK law on 25 May this year has caused confusion and a degree of panic across the security sector, with mixed messages being imparted about the impact this new legislation has on the use of...
Posted On 28 Aug 2018
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ICO’s Annual Report 2017-2018 reveals “increased public awareness” of privacy and information rights issues

New laws and high-profile investigations have helped to put data protection and data privacy at the centre of the UK public’s consciousness like never before, the Information Commissioner has said.  As the Annual Report for 2017-2018 of the Information Commissioner’s Office...
Posted On 23 Jul 2018
Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham
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ICO Grants Programme launches second round of funding for research into innovative privacy solutions

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched the second round of funding from its Grants Programme to promote and support independent, innovative research and solutions focused on privacy and data protection issues. Like last year’s inaugural scheme, there will be a...
Posted On 09 Jul 2018
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