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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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GDPR – sorting the fact from the fiction

By Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner. The General Data Protection Regulation comes into force on 25 May 2018. That’s not new news. But it is a fact. It’s also fact that not everything you read or hear about the GDPR is … Continue reading

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Information Commissioner encourages disclosure of fire safety information in light of the Grenfell Tower tragedy

By Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner. In the wake of tragedies like the Grenfell Tower fire, public bodies are forced to look at all aspects of their roles and responsibilities. They take a critical look at how they do things and … Continue reading

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When is a breach not a breach?

By Steve Eckersley, Head of Enforcement. The ICO has ruled that Virgin Trains East Coast did not break data protection law when it published CCTV footage of Jeremy Corbyn looking for a seat on a service from London. But the … Continue reading

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Subject access policy updated after court rulings on disproportionate effort

By Vivienne Adams, Senior Policy Officer. As July arrives and brings with it summer (albeit a damp version of it here in Wilmslow so far), there are now fewer than 11 months until the arrival of the much-heralded GDPR. As … Continue reading

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Four lessons NHS Trusts can learn from the Royal Free case

By Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner. Today my office has announced that the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust did not comply with the Data Protection Act when it turned over the sensitive medical data of around 1.6 million patients to … Continue reading

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The ICO Grants Programme and why the time is right to support independent research

“Once you stop learning, you start dying.” So said Albert Einstein, and while the school year may be nearing its end and university students are already returning home for the summer, we at the ICO have launched our first ever … Continue reading

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Interesting times, and how we navigate them

My term in office is five years, and it’s abundantly clear to me as the first year draws to a close, ‘interesting times’ will be a recurring theme of my term. GDPR, Brexit, and whatever follows those two. Add to that a general election too. Continue reading

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