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Credit reference agency Equifax fined for security breach

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issued Equifax Ltd with a £500,000 fine for failing to protect the personal information of up to 15 million UK citizens during a cyber attack in 2017. ...

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CBI Cyber Security: Business Insight Conference

ICO Deputy Commissioner (Operations) James Dipple-Johnstone – speech to the CBI Cyber Security: Business Insight Conference ...

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ICO statement in response to British Airways breach announcement

ICO statement in response to British Airways breach announcement ...

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Organisations must continue to improve transparency and accountability as ICO survey shows most UK citizens still don’t trust organisations with their data

The ICO’s Information Commissioner is reminding organisations to be transparent with people’s personal data, after a survey revealed trust and confidence in how organisations handle personal data is still low, despite an improvement across sectors. ...

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Marketing agency fined £60,000 for nuisance emails

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Everything DM Ltd (EDML) , based in Stevenage, £60,000 for sending 1.42 million emails without consent. The investigation found that, between May 2016 and May 2017, the firm used its direct marketing system called ‘Touchpoint’ to send emails…...

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Blog: Continuous CCTV in taxis – where do councils stand?

CCTV cameras have become a part of our everyday lives, we go about our business largely unaware of them. They can serve as a valuable tool for security, crime prevention and detection. ...

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ICO strengthens commitment to technology and innovation with appointment of new executive director

The Information Commissioner’s commitment to encouraging new ideas and emerging technologies while protecting people’s privacy has been strengthened with a high-profile appointment. ...

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Emma’s Diary fined £140,000 for selling personal information for political campaigning

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Lifecycle Marketing (Mother and Baby) Ltd, also known as Emma’s Diary , £140,000 for illegally collecting and selling personal information belonging to more than one million people. The data broking company, which provides advice on…...

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Marketing firm fined £100,000 after making more than 75,000 nuisance calls

The Information Commissioner’s Office has fined an East Sussex marketing company £100,000 for making 75,649 nuisance calls. AMS Marketing Ltd, of Peacehaven, made the calls to people who had opted out of receiving marketing calls by registering with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS). …...

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ICO statement in response to Dixons Carphone breach announcement

ICO statement in response to Dixons Carphone breach announcement. ...

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