Category Archives: Elizabeth Denham

GDPR is not Y2K

By Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham. I’ve been pleased to hear from many of you that the eight GDPR myth busting blogs we’ve run this year have been helpful in your preparations for the new legislation. There are still some myths … Continue reading

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ICO seeks comment on draft Children and GDPR guidance

By Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner. Children today are truly digital natives. With that in mind, we need to ensure that they have the tools to be contributing digital citizens. This means that the protection of children’s personal data is fundamentally … Continue reading

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Update on ICO investigation into data analytics for political purposes

By Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner. In May I announced a formal investigation into the use of data analytics for political purposes. We’re looking at how personal information was analysed to target people as part of political campaigning and have been … 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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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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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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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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The Information Commissioner opens a formal investigation into the use of data analytics for political purposes

By Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner. In March we announced we were conducting an assessment of the data protection risks arising from the use of data analytics, including for political purposes. Engagement with the electorate is vital to the democratic process. … Continue reading

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