Category Archives: Elizabeth Denham

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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ICO International Strategy

By Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner. You only need glance at your mobile phone to see how international data protection is today. Apps developed 5,000 miles away on America’s West Coast, following rules written 400 miles away in Brussels, in the … Continue reading

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Information Commissioner updates on WhatsApp / Facebook investigation

‘We think consumers deserve a greater level of information and protection, but so far Facebook hasn’t agreed’ By Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner. Eight weeks ago I said my office would look into the approach WhatsApp had decided to take in … Continue reading

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How the ICO will be supporting the implementation of the GDPR

By Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner. The government has now confirmed that the UK will be implementing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Secretary of State Karen Bradley MP used her appearance before the Culture, Media and Sports Select Committee … Continue reading

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