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The ICIC adopts Johannesburg Charter

T he ICIC is the   International Conference of Information Commissioners. The Conference was first held in 2003 when Information Commissioners and Ombudsmen met for the first time in Berlin to adopt a declaration for further cooperation and experience sharing among regulatory authorities charged with overseeing the access to public information. ...

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ICO fines Vote Leave £40,000 for sending unlawful text messages

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Vote Leave Limited £40,000 for sending out thousands of unsolicited text messages in the run up to the 2016 EU referendum. ...

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A call for participation: Building the ICO’s auditing framework for Artificial Intelligence

Simon McDougall, Executive Director for Technology Policy and Innovation, invites comment from organisations on the development of an auditing framework for AI. ...

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Two Birmingham workers fined for data protection breaches

Employees could face a criminal prosecution if they access or share personal data without a valid reason, the Information Commissioner’s Office has warned. ...

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ICO raids businesses in Brighton and Birmingham suspected of making millions of nuisance calls

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has searched two addresses as part of an investigation into businesses suspected of making live and automated nuisance calls. Following a year-long investigation, two teams of ICO enforcement officers executed search warrants at offices in Brighton and…...

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International Conference of Information Commissioners 2019

Information Commissioner and Chairperson of the ICIC Governance Group, Elizabeth Denham, makes the opening address of the International Conference of Information Commissioners (ICIC). ...

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Blog: Adtech fact finding forum shows consensus on need for change

There’s a well-quoted line from Steve Jobs, that as Apple CEO he didn’t employ smart people to tell them what to do, but so that they could tell him what to do. ...

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Blog: Why the right of access to patient data needn’t be a headache for GPs

A patient’s right to access their own medical records from their GP is a long-established principle supported and strengthened by data protection law, most recently the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). ...

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Organisations should be doing more to achieve privacy accountability

5 March 2019 ...

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ICO statement on TPP SystmOne changes

 An ICO spokesperson said: "The ICO has previously raised concerns around TPP’s SystmOne software and the ability of GP practice users, as data controllers, to comply with their obligations under data protection law to share personal data fairly, lawfully and appropriately. We issued an…...

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