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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 warns CCTV operators that use of surveillance cameras must be necessary and proportionate

15 October 2014
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has warned operators that surveillance cameras must only be used as a necessary and proportionate response to a real and pressing problem.

ICO continues nuisance calls clampdown as over £500,000 issued in fines

1 October 2014
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a £70,000 fine to a Devon marketing firm responsible for hundreds of nuisance calls.

ICO praises credit reference industry data handling

30 September 2014
A report published by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) today has highlighted a good understanding of data protection in the credit reference industry.

ICO highlights need to apply security updates after Shellshock flaw discovered

26 September 2014
The Information Commissioner’s Office is urging organisations and individuals to make sure that their IT systems are up-to-date

BBC and Essex Police rise to FOI challenge – while four councils monitored over delays

22 September 2014
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has praised the efforts of two organisations previously monitored over the timeliness of their responses to freedom of information requests.

Global survey finds 85% of mobile apps fail to provide basic privacy information

10 September 2014
A survey of over 1,200 mobile apps by 26 privacy regulators from across the world has shown that a high number of apps are accessing large amounts of personal information without adequately explaining how people’s information is being used.

‘Leaving for a new job? Don’t walk off with personal information’ warns ICO

9 September
The ICO is warning employees that walking off with the personal information of their employer when changing jobs is a criminal offence.

Isle of Scilly Council ordered to review procedures following data incidents

9 September 2014
The ICO has ordered the Council of the Isle of Scilly to implement new data protection policies and training after two data breaches involving the disclosure of personal data.

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