The Information Commissioner’s Office is the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.
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9 August - Online security must be a priority for retailers, says ICO
Cosmetics retailer Lush breached the Data Protection Act after the security of its website was compromised for a four month period ...
8 August - Hampshire school breached data protection rules
Bay House School breached the Data Protection Act after the personal details of nearly 20,000 individuals ...
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We've launched our guidance index, which replaces the document library as a resource for organisations on the website. We hope you like the changes.
The changes are a direct result of user research that showed, among other things, that users want to view a full list of our guidance for organisations in one place on the website but that the document library was a confusing tool with too many irrelevant documents and unclear headings.
Read about the changes in more detail
In 2006 the ICO laid two special reports before Parliament. 'What price privacy?' and its follow up report 'What price privacy now?' uncovered an extensive illegal trade in confidential information, also known as blagging. The report made recommendations to government and industry in an effort to halt a serious threat to individuals’ privacy.Phone hacking is a matter for the police but the act of blagging personal information is an offence under section 55 of the Data Protection Act.
Read the ICO's 'What price privacy?' report and our follow up 'What price privacy now?' report