The GDPR gives guidance for ICO about issuing fines

The ICO has issued new guidance on how they use their fining power for breaches of the UK General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Act 2018.

What Happens When Personal Medical Records Are Mishandled? The Role of the ICO in Protecting Data and Enforcing Consequences

The ICO is investigating a breach report regarding illegal access of personal medical records and may take action against those responsible.

ICO sets out priorities to protect children's privacy online

The UK's Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is urging social media and video-sharing platforms to enhance their data protection measures to ensure children's safety online, as part of its 2024-2025 priorities for safeguarding children's personal information. Since the introduction of its Children’s code of practice in 2021, the ICO has collaborated with online services to improve privacy protections for children, witnessing significant progress.

ICO joins global data protection and privacy enforcement programme

The UK's Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has joined the Global Cooperation Arrangement for Privacy Enforcement (Global CAPE), a new international agreement aimed at enhancing cooperation in cross-border data protection and privacy enforcement. As a member of Global CAPE, the ICO can assist in investigations and share information with other member countries without needing separate agreements. Global CAPE includes countries such as the United States, Australia, Canada, Mexico, and others.

UK Inquiry Reveals Concerning Lack of Transparency in Police Data Sharing Practices

An inquiry highlights concerns about how disciplinary information is shared among UK police forces, with the Information Commissioner emphasizing the need for transparency and understanding of data protection laws.

ICO and FCC Sign MoU to Enhance Cooperation in Safeguarding People's Privacy

The ICO and FCC have signed a MoU to enhance cooperation and information sharing in order to protect people from unwanted nuisance calls, spam messaging, and the misuse of private data.

ICO Develops New Regulatory Strategy with Chris Hogan as Head: Enhancing Governance and Promoting Compliance for a Secure Future

ICO Head of Regulatory Strategy Chris Hogan discussed key aspects of regulatory strategy.