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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. Click here to read the full story on ICO web site

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. Click here to read the full story on ICO web site

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. Click here to read the full story on ICO web site

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 […]

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. Click here to read the full story on ICO web site

ICO launches consultation on Code of Practice to help protect children online

Today the Information Commissioner’s Office opens consultation on 16 standards that online services must meet to protect children’s privacy. Age appropriate design: a code of practice for online services sets out the standards expected of those responsible for designing, developing or providing… Click here to read the full story on ICO web site