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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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GDPR is an evolution in data protection, not a burdensome revolution

By Steve Wood, Deputy Commissioner (Policy). Our new series of blogs aiming to bust some of the myths that have developed around the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are proving incredibly popular and we are pleased that so many of … 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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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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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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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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Garages, new homes and old offices: the records management mistakes that put health records at risk

By Leanne Doherty, Group Manager. When Cabinet Office Minister Ben Gummer announced the government was spending £1.9bn on UK cyber security, he highlighted health data as needing strong protection. But while money is (rightly) invested in hi-tech cyber security solutions … 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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