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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.


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.

Online travel services company exposes more than a million customer records to malicious hacker

24 July 2014
Think W3 Limited, an online travel services company, has been served a £150,000 monetary penalty after a serious breach of the Data Protection Act revealed thousands of people’s details to a malicious hacker.

‘Data use is getting more complicated: the public need someone they can trust to watch over their information’

15 July 2014
The Information Commissioner has warned that it has never been more important that the general public has an independent regulator overseeing the handling of people’s personal data.

Fine for car rental manager who sold customer details to claims company

10 July 2014
A former rogue manager at a Merseyside branch of the car rental company Enterprise Rent-A-Car has been prosecuted by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after unlawfully stealing the records of almost two thousand customers before selling them to a claims management company.

Data breach at Welsh health board after patient details sent to wrong address

9 July 2014
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has found Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board in breach of the Data Protection Act after sensitive information was sent to the wrong address.

ICO welcomes action by Wolverhampton City Council to keep residents details secure

7 July 2014
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has today confirmed that Wolverhampton City Council has met the requirements of an enforcement notice served on the authority on 15 May 2014 following a breach of the Data Protection Act.

Information Commissioner warns social housing organisations must keep their tenants’ data secure

25 June 2014
The Information Commissioner Christopher Graham has highlighted the most important data protection issues facing the social housing sector.

Prison service warned after Maze records sold at auction

Filing cabinet included staff and prisoner details

19 June 2014
The prison service in Northern Ireland has been warned by the UK data protection regulator after a filing cabinet containing Maze Prison records was unwittingly sold at auction.

‘Stop now’ order issued to Glasgow marketing company responsible for hundreds of nuisance calls

16 June 2014
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has ordered a marketing company based in Glasgow to stop bombarding the public with nuisance marketing calls.

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