- The Data Protection Fee: does your company need to pay?
We have launched a campaign to contact all registered companies in the UK reminding them of their legal responsibility to pay a data protection fee.
- ICO and The Alan Turing Institute open consultation on first piece of AI guidance
What do we really understand about how decisions are made about us using artificial intelligence (AI)? The potential for AI is huge, but its implementation is often complex, which makes it difficult for people to understand how it works. And when people don’t understand a technology, it can lead to doubt, uncertainty and mistrust.
- ICO Deputy Commissioner appointed OECD working party chair
The ICO’s Steve Wood has been appointed as chair of the OECD’s Working Party on Data Governance and Privacy.
- ICO submits Age Appropriate Design Code of Practice to government
The Information Commissioner has today (Friday 22 November) submitted the final version of the Age Appropriate Design Code of Practice to the Secretary of State in accordance with the statutory deadline.
- Blog: Data ethics and the digital economy
We’ve just appointed our first data ethics adviser, Ellis Parry, to consider data protection and ethics challenges over the next year.
- Why special category personal data needs to be handled even more carefully
Imagine if your medical records, information about your sex life or your political opinions were put into the public domain so anyone could see them. When personal data is shared by mistake the effects can be extremely damaging.
- Bond Lecture 2019: ‘Access to Information in Turbulent Times’
Gill Bull, ICO’s Director of Freedom of Information Complaints and Compliance, speech at the British Records Association in London, 13 November 2019.
- Information Commissioner reminds political parties they must comply with the law ahead of General Election
The Information Commissioner has sent the following letter to the political parties in relation to the use of data in political campaigning
- Live facial recognition technology – police forces need to slow down and justify its use
As far back as Sir Robert Peel, the powers of the police have always been seen as dependent on public support of their actions. It’s an ideal starting point as we consider uses of technology like live facial recognition (LFR).
- Statement on an agreement reached between Facebook and the ICO
In 2017 the Information Commissioner's Office ("ICO") commenced a formal investigation into the misuse of personal data in political campaigns.