Category Archives: Elizabeth Denham

Facial recognition technology and law enforcement

By Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner. Technological advances in the last 20 years have rapidly increased the ability of online systems to identify individuals. These advances can make many transactions straight forward, such as passing through passport control or unlocking a … Continue reading

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A win for the data protection of UK consumers – WhatsApp signs public commitment not to share personal data with Facebook until data protection concerns are addressed

By Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham. People have a right to have their personal data kept safe, only used in ways that are properly explained to them, and for certain uses of their data, to which they expressly consent. This is … Continue reading

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GDPR is not Y2K

Listen to our March 2018 podcast answering your questions on GDPR myths. 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 … 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

Listen to our March 2018 podcast answering your questions on GDPR myths. 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 … Continue reading

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Consent is not the ‘silver bullet’ for GDPR compliance

Listen to our March 2018 podcast answering your questions on GDPR myths. 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 … Continue reading

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GDPR – sorting the fact from the fiction

Listen to our March 2018 podcast answering your questions on GDPR myths. 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 … 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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