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ICO bares its teeth with plans to issue over £280m in fines

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Those in the travel sector would be forgiven for feeling rather nervous after the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced plans to issue major fines to British Airways and Marriott International following separate data breach incidents in 2018. On 8 June 2019, the ICO issued a statement of its intention to fine British Airways £183.39m Read More

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New UK ICO guidance on cookies and similar technologies

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Recent changes to the cookie consent tool on www.ico.org.uk were a good sign that updated guidance from the ICO, on the use of cookies and similar technologies, would soon arrive. The ICO duly published its updated guidance on 3 July. In the run up to GDPR, and since, many companies have adopted enhanced cookie consent tools Read More

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Project ExplAIn-an interim view and the challenges of explanations

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The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (the ICO) and Alan Turing Institute (the national institute for data science and AI, the Turing) have, in the first week of June, published their interim report (the Report) into Project ExplAIn. What is Project ExplAIn? As national and international institutions and organisations endeavour to publish AI guidelines and recommendations Read More

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Data Analytics and Political Campaigning – Looking Beyond the Headlines of the ICO’s Investigation

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Elizabeth Denham, the Information Commissioner, was in the headlines last week after announcing her intention to impose a record fine of £½million on Facebook and launching her report on “Democracy Disrupted? Personal Information and Political Influence”,  a wide ranging and detailed investigation into the complex world of gathering and using personal data for political campaigning. Read More

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ICO guidance on data protection fees – notification is dead, long live registration

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To coincide with the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the UK data protection authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office (the ICO) has issued guidance on the new proposed fee arrangement for the registration of data controllers in the UK. Assuming this proposal is approved by Parliament, the new ‘data protection fee’ will come Read More

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ICO investigation into the Royal Free’s use of patient data used as an opportunity to educate

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In a case which has wide implications for the health care sector, the ICO has ruled that the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust failed to comply with the UK Data Protection Act when it provided personal data of about 1.6 million patients to Google DeepMind. The personal data was provided as part of a trial Read More

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