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The ICO is committed to raising awareness of data protection and freedom of information rights, and to encouraging good practice. Our archive goes back to 2010.

 

ICO raids call centre ‘connected to spam text operation’

21 August 2014
The ICO has today raided a claims management call centre in Llanelli thought to be connected to a spam text operation.

Students have a right to see how their A levels and GCSEs were marked

13 August 2014
Ahead of results day the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has reminded A-level and GCSE students of their right to see details of how their exams were marked.

Estate agent data breach leaves customers open to ID theft

11 August 2014
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has taken action after a London estate agent continued to leave papers containing personal information on the street despite a previous warning.

Students reminded they have a right to see how exams were marked

5 August 2014
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has reminded students getting their results today of their right to see details of how their exams were marked.

Information Commissioner ‘sounds the alarm’ on data breaches within the legal profession

5 August 2014
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is warning barristers and solicitors to keep personal information secure, especially paper files. This follows a number of data breaches reported to the ICO involving the legal profession.

Digital marketing company receives £50,000 penalty for bombarding people with nuisance calls

28 July 2014
The Information Commissioner’s Office has served digital marketing company Reactiv Media Limited with a £50,000 fine after an investigation discovered they had made unsolicited marketing calls to people who had registered with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS).

Big data ‘not a game played by different rules’, says regulator

28 July 2014
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has set out how big data can – and must – operate within data protection law.

Measuring the effectiveness of the Telephone Preference Service

24 July 2014
Signing up to the Telephone Preference Service reduces the number of unsolicited live marketing or sales calls consumers receive by around a third, according to research published today.

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