Category Archives: Steve Eckersley

When political market research crosses the line

Pan fydd ymchwil farchnad wleidyddol yn croesi’r llinell By Steve Eckersley, Head of Enforcement. The ICO has concluded its investigation into a Conservative Party telephone campaign carried out in the run up to the 2017 general election. An undercover Channel … 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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An effective regulator needs effective powers

By Steve Eckersley, Head of Enforcement. Sometimes the simplest statements are the strongest: to be an effective regulator the ICO needs effective powers. This is especially true when it comes to battling the complex and continuing problem of tackling nuisance … Continue reading

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International study looks at phone app privacy

By Steve Eckersley, Head of Enforcement. When we published our data protection guidance for app developers just before Christmas, I was shocked to see that half the people surveyed about apps had decided not to download one due to privacy … Continue reading

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