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ICO takes further enforcement action using all available tools

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13/08/2012 by:

On 6 August the ICO issued a monetary penalty of £175,000 on Torbay Care Trust after sensitive personal information relating to 1,373 employees was published on the Trust’s website. The spreadsheet included personal data, such as names, pay scales...

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ICO to evaluate the effectiveness of fines

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07/03/2013 by:

The ICO’s new corporate plan promises a revised data protection enforcement policy by June 2013, and research on the effectiveness of the penalties. The ICO’s objectives for the next three years are: 1. Organisations have a better understanding of...

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ICO fines company £90,000 for PECR breach

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20/03/2013 by:

In what seems like the start of a campaign to enforce the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR), the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined a Glasgow-based kitchen and bedroom design company £90,000 for making nuisanc...

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ICO fines two companies £225,000 for PECR breaches

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18/06/2013 by:

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has again targeted companies that do not honour individuals’ opt out from marketing calls through the Telephone Preference Service. Nationwide Energy Services has received a penalty of £125,000, and We...

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Publishing pivot tables online leads to disclosing personal data…and a fine from the ICO

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30/08/2013 by:

Responding to a FOI request often requires making sure no personal data in included. But when releasing information contained in pivot tables [a data summarisation tool - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pivot_table ], extra care is needed. The ICO ha...

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ICO issues SAR undertaking

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12/09/2013 by:

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) issued an  undertaking on 28 August on Cardiff City Council, which requires the authority to improve its practices regarding Subject Access Requests (SARs). The undertaking is based on a SAR which the...

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Tribunal overturns ICO’s £300,000 fine

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11/11/2013 by:

The ICO’s £300,000 fine on Mr Christopher Niebel, trading as Tetrus Telecoms, for sending unwanted text messages on an industrial scale has been overruled by the First Tier Tribunal.  For the ICO to be able to issue a monetary penalty, the...

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ICO will investigate only certain types of complaints

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03/01/2014 by:

The ICO’s latest consultation, launched on 18 December, introduces some subtle changes to the current complaints handling system. The ICO says that due to the volume of enquiries and complaints, and having to make most of its limited resources, it...

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ICO publishes enforcement statistics and consequent action

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18/02/2014 by:

The ICO’s enforcement statistics, published at the end of January, reveal that the topics that generate most complaints about spam are debt management and payday loans. The ICO uses these statistics to decide in which sectors to start enforcement...

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