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Known security risks exacerbated by AI

We would like to hear your views on how known security risks can be exacerbated by AI. We welcome any feedback on our current thinking.  ...

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9th European Data Protection Days

Deputy Commissioner (Policy) Steve Wood's speech at the 9th European Data Protection Days conference in Berlin on 20 May 2019. Original script may differ from delivered version. It’s a pleasure to be here today and I would like to thank the organisers for putting such a significant event in…...

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Blog: Data protection doesn’t take a day off

Last year we began taking action against organisations for non-payment of the data protection fee, sending out a clear message that those who didn’t pay risked a fine. ...

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Blog: Using biometric data in a fair, transparent and accountable manner

As technology takes ever greater strides, so organisations and businesses are harnessing its capabilities to help manage their contact with customers, including using it for means of identification and authentication. ...

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Helping people be data aware

Today the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is launching the ‘Be Data Aware’ campaign to help people understand how organisations might be using their data to target them online, and how people can control who is targeting them. ...

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ICO fines PPI claims company £120,000 for millions of nuisance texts

The ICO has fined a PPI claims management company £120,000 for sending unlawful spam texts about its services. ...

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ICO says that voice data collected unlawfully by HMRC should be deleted

An ICO investigation into HMRC’s Voice ID service was prompted by a complaint from Big Brother Watch about the department’s conduct. ...

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Helping us strike the right balance between journalism and data protection

Privacy and freedom of expression are both fundamental rights that are equally vital to our society, democracy and way of life. But they can sometimes appear to be in conflict with each other. Our data protection laws aim to reconcile these rights and achieve a crucial balance. But it is important that those organisations engaged in journalism know how to apply the requirements and exemptions in practice. ...

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ICO fines funeral plan firm and asks public to help elderly relatives to report nuisance calls

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) wants people to support their elderly relatives or neighbours if they are receiving nuisance marketing calls. ...

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Blog: Children’s privacy – new standards for online services will help protect children

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