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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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Closing the back door on nuisance call directors

By Andy Curry, Enforcement Group Manager. Since the government changed the law in April 2015 to make it easier for us to fine the companies behind nuisance calls, we’ve issued more than £2.7 million in penalties. It’s a figure that … Continue reading

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Insolvency law – why rogue directors trying to avoid fines face a rocky ride

By Andy Curry, Enforcement Group Manager. In my blog of April 25, I explained that of the 19 fines we’ve issued since April 2015, we’re still actively pursuing nine that have gone into liquidation or have not paid. One of … Continue reading

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Nuisance calls – the facts behind the headlines

By Andy Curry, Enforcement Group Manager. Nuisance calls – and our action to stop them – are again in the headlines today. The government has moved to stop marketing companies from hiding behind ‘caller withheld’ numbers, while we’ve announced that … Continue reading

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Crackdown, collaboration and court action: how we’re working to stop nuisance calls

By Andy Curry, Enforcement Group Manager. Few things annoy people as much as a nuisance call. It seems most people have a story to tell about their latest experience of picking up the phone to an unwanted caller and how … Continue reading

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Has the search result ruling stopped the internet working?

By David Smith, Deputy Commissioner and Director of Data Protection. It’s almost 18 months since the EU Court of Justice ruling on search results, and while it’s an appropriate time to reflect on the immediate effects of the judgment, there’s … Continue reading

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The US Safe Harbor – breached but perhaps not destroyed!

By David Smith, Deputy Commissioner and Director of Data Protection. Not surprisingly there’s been huge interest in the impact of the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) regarding the US Safe Harbor scheme. For those … Continue reading

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ICO investigating charity data sharing

By Christopher Graham, Information Commissioner The reports in the Daily Mail about data sharing in the charity sector are clearly concerning. We’ve launched an investigation to work out exactly what has happened, and if the law’s been broken then we … Continue reading

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