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The 12 ways that Christmas shoppers can keep children and data safe when buying smart toys and devices

By Steve Wood, Deputy Commissioner (Policy). In an increasingly digital world, more and more toys and devices aimed at children now have internet-connected technology. As the Christmas shopping season begins, many parents will be considering buying them for their children. … Continue reading

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Changes to Binding Corporate Rules applications to the ICO

By James Dipple-Johnstone, ICO Deputy Commissioner – Operations. The Information Commissioner’s Office is widely recognised as a leader in Binding Corporate Rules (BCR) authorisations.  Around 25 per cent of the BCRs approved across Europe so far have been authorised by … Continue reading

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Personal data must be safe from prying eyes

By Mike Shaw, Enforcement Group Manager. Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. Most people are familiar with this phrase, but what is its relevance in the world of data protection? Put simply, just because your job may give … Continue reading

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Pan fydd ymchwil farchnad wleidyddol yn croesi’r llinell

When political market research crosses the line Steve Eckersley, Pennaeth Gorfodaeth yr ICO Mae’r ICO wedi cwblhau ei ymchwiliad i ymgyrch ffôn gan y Blaid Geidwadol yn y cyfnod yn arwain at etholiad cyffredinol 2017. Cododd ymchwiliad cudd gan raglen … Continue reading

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When political market research crosses the line

Pan fydd ymchwil farchnad wleidyddol yn croesi’r llinell By Steve Eckersley, Head of Enforcement. The ICO has concluded its investigation into a Conservative Party telephone campaign carried out in the run up to the 2017 general election. An undercover Channel … Continue reading

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European guidance published – profiling and breach reporting

By Jo Pedder, Head of Policy and Engagement. The Article 29 Working Party – the group of EU data protection authorities charged with agreeing European-wide guidance on GDPR – has published guidelines on profiling and breach reporting. Guidelines on administrative … Continue reading

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ICO fee and registration changes next year

By Paul Arnold, Deputy Chief Executive. As we count down to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) taking effect next May, we wanted to clarify how the fees that data controllers have to pay to the ICO are changing. Under … Continue reading

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GDPR – setting the record straight on data breach reporting

By Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner. Our series of blogs continues to sort the fact from the fiction by busting some of the myths around the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). New requirements to report serious breaches of personal data are … Continue reading

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GDPR is an evolution in data protection, not a burdensome revolution

By Steve Wood, Deputy Commissioner (Policy). Our new series of blogs aiming to bust some of the myths that have developed around the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are proving incredibly popular and we are pleased that so many of … Continue reading

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Consent is not the ‘silver bullet’ for GDPR compliance

By Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner. Last week I launched a series of blogs to bust some of the myths that have developed around the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Before the new law comes into effect on 25 May 2018, … Continue reading

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