Tag Archives: personal data

Personal data must be safe from prying eyes

By Mike Shaw, Enforcement Group Manager. Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. Most people are familiar with this phrase, but what is its relevance in the world of data protection? Put simply, just because your job may give … Continue reading

Posted in Mike Shaw | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Private investigator crackdown by ICO

By Damian Moran, Criminal Investigation Team manager. Private investigators suspected of unlawful practices will be surprised by doorstep visits by officers from the ICO this week. The action by the ICO’s Criminal Investigation’s team follows intelligence we’ve gathered about the … Continue reading

Posted in Damian Moran | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nine points EU referendum campaign groups should remember if they don’t want to break the rules

By Judith Jones, Group Manager. With reports suggesting the UK could go to the polls this year for the EU referendum, campaign groups are already starting to mobilise support. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) therefore wants to remind campaigning groups … Continue reading

Posted in Judith Jones | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How data protection helps – supporting someone with dementia

By Judith Jones, Group Manager. Alzheimer’s Society research shows that 850,000 people in the UK will have a form of dementia by 2015 and in less than ten years a million people will be living with dementia. Today’s launch of … Continue reading

Posted in Judith Jones | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Three years on… …and still waiting for reform

By David Smith, Deputy Commissioner and Director of Data Protection. As the candles were blown out on the third birthday of the European Commission’s proposal for a new data protection regulation for Europe, there were plenty of people asking how … Continue reading

Posted in David Smith | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Is protecting data on your Christmas list?

By Steve Wood, Head of Policy Delivery. Across the UK, millions of electronic items will top the Christmas lists of children and adults alike this year including mobile phones, tablets, netcams, fitness devices and smart TVs. When the kids are … Continue reading

Posted in Steve Wood | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

A CCTV code fit for 2014 and beyond

By Jonathan Bamford, Head of Strategic Liason. It’s nearly five months since I last wrote about the importance of having a CCTV code fit for the demands of modern society. At that time the draft version of the code was … Continue reading

Posted in Jonathan Bamford | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“The best journalism works within the law, although it often tests the boundaries”

By Christopher Graham, Information Commissioner “News is what somebody doesn’t want you to print,” said William Randolph Hearst, the great American newspaper publisher. “All the rest is advertising,” he added. But when somebody doesn’t want something printed, what are their … Continue reading

Posted in Christopher Graham | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Update on our response to the European Google judgment

By David Smith, Deputy Commissioner and Director of Data Protection. It’s now 11 weeks since I last wrote about the Court of Justice of the European Union judgment in the Costeja case. The publicity given to the judgment has certainly … Continue reading

Posted in David Smith | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Steve Eckersley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment