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ICO calls for views on application for powers under Proceeds of Crime Act

Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham invites views on her office being granted access to investigation and other associated powers under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) 2002. Personal data has a monetary value and is increasingly being recognised and treated as a commodity...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
Steven Webb
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Facial Recognition Technology: Preventing The Loss of Data

While we all continue to take and share a huge number of photos with various arrays of smart phones and tablets, there’s now an increasing concern about how people’s biometric data is being kept and subsequently used. This is mainly due to a certain level of consumer...
Posted On 23 Sep 2019
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Firms must “prepare for all scenarios” to maintain data flows when UK leaves EU

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has urged businesses to “prepare for all scenarios” as it publishes dedicated guidance notes to help organisations prepare for the possibility that the UK leaves the European Union with ‘no deal’. The guidance provides the same...
Posted On 11 Sep 2019
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Big Brother Watch investigation unearths “facial recognition epidemic” in UK

An investigation by Big Brother Watch has uncovered a facial recognition “epidemic” across privately owned sites in the UK. The civil liberties campaign group has found major property developers, Shopping Centres, museums, conference centres and casinos using the...
Posted On 16 Aug 2019
Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham
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Information Commissioner points towards “unprecedented year” for ICO in 2018-2019 Annual Report

The public has woken up to the potential of their personal data, the Information Commissioner has said on publication of the Information Commissioner’s Office’s (ICO) Annual Report for 2018-2019. Elizabeth Denham also stated that the document covers an “unprecedented...
Posted On 11 Jul 2019
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Information Commissioner’s Office hails success of “innovative projects” on Data Protection Day 2019

Innovative data protection projects funded by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) are making a real difference to public trust and confidence in privacy issues. The projects were the first to receive money as part of the ICO’s grants programme, which facilitates...
Posted On 30 Jan 2019
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Big Brother Watch responds to planned police use of “authoritarian” facial recognition

The police service has come under fire from civil liberties campaigners for what’s described as the former’s “continued use of live facial recognition surveillance” which Big Brother Watch has branded “authoritarian, dangerous and lawless.”  Back in May,...
Posted On 17 Dec 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
Simon McDougall
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ICO strengthens commitment to technology and innovation with executive director appointment

The Information Commissioner’s commitment to encouraging new ideas and emerging technologies while protecting people’s privacy has been strengthened with a high-profile appointment. Simon McDougall is joining the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as executive director...
Posted On 16 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
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