Category Archives: Jo Pedder

Draft GDPR Consent guidance receives a significant response

By Jo Pedder, Interim Head of Policy and Engagement. The issue of consent surrounding the use of data has proved to be increasingly high-profile recently – and that has been reflected in the large number of responses to our draft … Continue reading

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Profiling under the GDPR: feedback request

By Jo Pedder, Interim Head of Policy and Engagement. Imagine a friend tells you about a holiday deal. You go online to book the same deal but you cannot see it on the website. Unbeknown to you, behind the scenes … Continue reading

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ePrivacy reform: Privacy and electronic communications regulations (PECR) under review

By Jo Pedder, Interim Head of Policy and Engagement. While preparations for the GDPR dominate the headlines, it’s not the only change for the digital economy. As technology evolves at a phenomenal rate, the laws that govern internet-based services are … Continue reading

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AI, machine learning and personal data

By Jo Pedder, Interim Head of Policy and Engagement. Today sees the publication of the ICO’s updated paper on big data and data protection. But why now? What’s changed in the two and a half years since we first visited … Continue reading

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ICO guidance for consent in the GDPR

By Jo Pedder, Interim Head of Policy and Engagement. Back in January I wrote about our plans for GDPR guidance in 2017 and our commitment to help organisations improve their practices and prepare for the GDPR. I’m pleased to announce … Continue reading

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GDPR guidance in 2017

By Jo Pedder, Interim Head of Policy Delivery. There’s nothing like a new year to focus the mind on self-improvement. And from a data protection perspective, there’s something about the arrival of 2017 that makes the implementation of GDPR in … Continue reading

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Transparency, innovation and building a culture of data confidence and trust

By Jo Pedder, Interim Head of Policy Delivery. It is often argued that if people are increasingly willing to share information on social media and to allow their data to be collected by mobile apps, they’re presumably less concerned about … Continue reading

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Revised code looks at privacy notices

By Jo Pedder, Group Manager, Policy Delivery. Following Data Protection Day last Thursday, it seems like the perfect opportunity to announce the publication of the ICO’s revised Privacy notices code of practice for consultation. The consultation will be running from … Continue reading

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