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Information Commissioner’s investigation into the Metropolitan Police Service

Gang violence is a matter of national concern – but the tools to tackle it must be fair, fit for purpose and above all, trusted by those communities at most risk. ...

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ICO finds Metropolitan Police Service’s Gangs Matrix breached data protection laws

An investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) found that the Metropolitan Police Service’s (MPS) use of the Gangs Matrix led to multiple and serious breaches of data protection laws. The investigation into the Gangs Matrix, a database that records intelligence related to…...

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Six month prison sentence for motor industry employee in first ICO Computer Misuse Act prosecution

A motor industry employee has been sentenced to six months in prison in the first prosecution to be brought by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under legislation which carries a potential prison sentence. ...

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ICO’s investigation into the use of data analytics in political campaigns

The Information Commissione has published a report to Parliament that brings the various strands of our investigation up to date.  ...

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ICO sets alarm bells ringing for ‘cold callers’ as it fines home security firms

Two firms that were behind nearly 600,000 nuisance calls attempting to sell home security systems to people registered with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS), have been fined a total of £220,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office. ...

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Beesley Lecture - ‘Regulating the tech giants in the digital age’

ICO Deputy Commissioner (Operations) James Dipple-Johnstone’s speech at the Institute of Directors in London, 31 October 2018. ...

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Statement update in response to British Airways breach

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

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ICO issues maximum £500,000 fine to Facebook for failing to protect users’ personal information

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Facebook £500,000 for serious breaches of data protection law. ...

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ICO issues

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has confirmed ...

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UK Information Commissioner elected chair of the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners

Elizabeth Denham, the UK’s Information Commissioner, has today been elected Chair of the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC). ...

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