The Information Commissioner’s Office has joined forces with data protection authorities from around the world in demanding more openness from Facebook and other firms supporting the social media giant’s proposed Libra digital currency, amid fears the scheme could potentially be in breach of privacy laws.
Technological advances in the health sector, innovations in crime prevention and a scheme to verify the IDs of under-16s are among ten projects selected out of 64 applicants to take part in the inaugural Information Commissioner’s Office Regulatory Sandbox, designed to support organisations using personal data to develop products and services.
The Information Commissioner’s Office has announced its second "notice of intent" in as many days after revealing it plans to fine Marriott International more than £99 million for breaching GDPR, after it exposed the personal details of more 30 million EU customers - seven million who live in the UK - following a mass hack attack.
Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has fired a warning shot across the bows of the UK video games industry after expressing concerns about the "lack of clarity" around how firms collect consumers’ personal data.
The Information Commissioner’s Office has published a new "access to information" strategy, in which the regulator calls for better compliance by public sector organisations, with a warning that those who fail to comply will face strong enforcement action.
Fresh evidence that the Information Commissioner’s Office is one of the busiest regulators in the EU has emerged with new figures showing it has received over 40 data breach notifications every day since May 25 2018, with a monthly average of 1,276 cases.
The Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has told MPs she was both "surprised and disappointed" that the Government’s long-awaited Online Harms white paper - published earlier this month - failed to focus on adverts that use disinformation to influence elections, an issue which she branded a "huge societal harm".
Four projects - including a scheme which supports the privacy of homeless people and one which aims to tackle issues around the use of genomic information in healthcare - have received a total of over £275,000 funding from the Information Commissioner’s Office Grants Programme.