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Gloucester City Council fined by ICO for leaving personal information vulnerable to attack

The Information Commissioner’s Office has fined Gloucester City Council £100,000 after a cyber attacker accessed council employees’ sensitive personal information.

Source: Gloucester City Council fined by ICO for leaving personal information vulnerable to attack | ICO

UK ICO Stresses Importance of Preparing for the GDPR and Addresses the ICO’s Role Post-Brexit

With just under one year to go before the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) becomes law across the European Union, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) has continued its efforts to help businesses prepare for the new law.

Source: UK ICO Stresses Importance of Preparing for the GDPR and Addresses the ICO’s Role Post-Brexit

ICO: Open banking ‘a key way’ for banks to meet data portability duties under the GDPR

The adoption of open banking could help payment service providers (PSPs) meet their obligations under new EU data protection laws, the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has said.

Source: ICO: Open banking ‘a key way’ for banks to meet data portability duties under the GDPR

UK’s ICO to investigate use of data analytics for political purposes

Elizabeth Denham, UK Information Commissioner, has announced today that she has launched a formal investigation into the use of data analytics for political purposes.  In response to a question from PL&B, she confirmed in open session at the ICO Conference in March, that the ICO was assessing the use of micro-targeting by the Leave Campaign in the EU referendum. Now the initial look at the role of Cambridge Analytica (CA) and partner companies abroad has broadened into this formal investigation into micro-targeting services.

Source: Information Commissioner to investigate use of data analytics for political purposes including companies operating internationally – Privacy Laws & Business

Watchdog queries scope of rules on ‘profiling’ under the GDPR

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has identified an anomaly between the definition of profiling in the GDPR and how profiling is described in other parts of the Regulation. The ICO has published its findings in a new discussion paper (28-page / 390KB PDF).

Source: Watchdog queries scope of rules on ‘profiling’ under the GDPR

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