The ICO, Elizabeth Denham, welcomes in the GDPR…

Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has said “Almost everything we do – keeping in touch with friends on social media, shopping online, exercising, driving, and even watching television – leaves a digital trail of personal data. We know that sharing our data safely and efficiently can make our lives easier, but that digital trail is valuable.[…]

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport goes GDPR

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has announced that individuals will be able to transfer personal data between service providers to rival social media platforms, which includes account settings, contacts, profile photos and group names.  People will also be permitted to erase personal data held by companies when they turn 18 years old.[…]

The GDPR has arrived…

The General Data Protection Regulation has finally arrived and everyone looks to have survived the influx of privacy notices in their in-boxes!  That said organisations cannot sit back and relax too much.  Compliance with the GDPR is an on-going legal obligation and the threat to your organisation is not just the Information Commissioner’s Office!  You[…]

ICO fines organisation for abandoned medical records

  London’s Bayswater Medical Centre (BMC) has been fined £35,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office after it left highly sensitive medical information in an empty building.  The personal data, including medical information, prescription and patient-identifying records was left unsecured in the building for more than 18 months.  The ICO found that the severity of the[…]