Information Commissioner’s Office issues £270,000 fine to firm behind 22 million nuisance calls

A Hampshire business that made 22 million nuisance calls has been fined £270,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). An ICO investigation traced the automated calls to Basingstoke-based Road Accident Consult, trading as Media Tactics. Automated marketing calls, which...
Posted On 13 Mar 2017
Rob Luke

Information Commissioner’s Office appoints Rob Luke as new Deputy Commissioner

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has appointed a new Deputy Commissioner (Policy). Rob Luke will join the organisation on Monday 30 January. He was previously British High Commissioner to Malta, and has also served overseas in Brazil and Paris as well as in...
Posted On 12 Dec 2016

TalkTalk on receiving end of record £400,000 ICO fine for failing to prevent October 2015 cyber attack

Telecoms company TalkTalk has been issued with a record £400,000 fine by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for security failings that allowed a cyber attacker to access customer data “with ease”. The ICO’s in-depth investigation found that an attack on the...
Posted On 05 Oct 2016

NABCP works with Information Commissioner’s Office to promote partnership Best Practice

The National Association of Business Crime Partnerships (NABCP) is working with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on a series of visits to member partnerships designed to give them salient advice and help ensure that they’re aware of their obligations under...
Posted On 02 Aug 2016
Christopher Graham

Information Commissioner’s Office publishes 2015-2016 Annual Report in wake of Brexit vote

In Christopher Graham’s last Annual Report as Information Commissioner, he describes a year of ‘real achievement’ as he looks back over the last 12 months. The Commissioner, who steps down today after seven years in post, explained: “We have delivered on our objectives,...
Posted On 28 Jun 2016
Christopher Graham

Consumers taking action over “mistrust” of organisations handling personal data

A survey of attitudes towards data protection here in the UK has shown that consumers are taking matters into their own hands in order to protect their personal data. Commissioned by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK’s independent data protection...
Posted On 15 Jun 2016

ICO fines NHS Trust £185,000 for publishing private details of thousands of staff online

A National Health Service Trust that posted the private details of no less than 6,574 members of staff on its website has been fined £185,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). In March 2014, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust inadvertently...
Posted On 04 May 2016
Information Commissioner Christopher Graham

Information Commissioner calls for organisations to begin preparations around EU data protection reforms

Information Commissioner Christopher Graham has called upon organisations to begin their preparations for the forthcoming EU data protection reforms. Speaking at the ICO’s annual Data Protection Practitioners’ Conference held in Manchester, Graham highlighted how maximum fines as...
Posted On 14 Mar 2016

BSIA’s Information Destruction Section supports ICO’s introduction of data protection self-assessment tool

Members of the British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) Information Destruction Section have welcomed a new self-assessment tool on data protection launched by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The self-assessment tool helps smaller and medium-sized...
Posted On 16 Feb 2016
Christopher Graham: the UK's Information Commissioner

Information Commissioner repeats call for imposition of stronger sentences on data thieves

Information Commissioner Christopher Graham has reiterated his call for stronger sentencing powers to be imposed on those people convicted of stealing personal data. The comments come as an employee of a car rental company was sentenced for stealing customer information that...
Posted On 19 Jan 2016