"IoT Devices: Protect Your Personal Data or Pay the Price"

The ICO is committed to ensuring that connected devices do not gather excessive amounts of personal data, and will provide guidance and act if companies do not follow the rules.

"Data Sharing Practises: Enhancing Safeguarding Policies to Protect Children"

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has developed a guide to encourage and empower staff to share data appropriately and safely in order to better protect children from harm.

Cooperation on Cyber Security: ICO and NCSC Sign MoU

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) facilitates cooperation on cyber security standards and guidance, incentivises engagement with the NCSC, improves visibility of UK cyber attacks, and promotes continuous improvement.

Data Privacy Violation Leads to Criminal Conviction for Former St Helens Borough Council Officer

Anderton was convicted and sentenced for unlawfully accessing sensitive personal records of 145 people whilst employed as a family intervention officer at St Helens Borough Council, resulting in a criminal conviction and financial penalties.

Joint Statement on the Protection of Social Media User Data from Unlawful Scraping

A joint statement signed by twelve global privacy authorities has been released to set expectations for social media companies to protect people's data from unlawful data scraping.

Are Women Concerned About Data Security When it Comes to Period and Fertility Apps?

The Information Commissioner's Office is reviewing period and fertility apps due to concerns in data security and has commissioned a survey to investigate current user experiences.

Using BCC Properly: Protecting Personal Data and Preventing Data Breaches

The ICO has released new guidance that recommends organizations using BCC to protect personal data use other secure means of communication (such as bulk email services) in order to avoid potential data breaches.