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ICO’s Publishes Its Annual Report for 2016/17

UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published its annual report for 2016/17. The report includes the ICO’s annual operational performance statistics which were published separately earlier this year and which reflected the office’s consistently improving work to regulate information rights in the UK.

Source: ICO’s Annual Report for 2016/17 highlights a year of achievements and future challenges | ICO

ICO issues record number of PECR penalties

The ICO issued, in the past 12 months, more fines for PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations) breaches than ever before. The ICO’s 2016-17 Annual Report, issued today, reveals that the ICO issued 23 penalties totalling £1,923,000. One of the largest fines was £270,000, served on Road Traffic Consult trading as Media Tactics for making 22 million unsolicited automated marketing calls to members of the public.

Source: ICO issues record number of PECR penalties – Privacy Laws & Business

ICO publishes International Strategy to help protect UK public’s personal information in a global environment

The ICO has published its first ever International Strategy to help it meet overseas data protection challenges including increased globalism, changing technology, GDPR and Brexit.

Source: ICO publishes International Strategy to help protect UK public’s personal information in a global environment | ICO

Four lessons NHS Trusts can learn from the Royal Free case

UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced that the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust did not comply with the Data Protection Act when it turned over the sensitive medical data of around 1.6 million patients to Google DeepMind, as part of a clinical safety initiative.

Source: Four lessons NHS Trusts can learn from the Royal Free case | ICO Blog

Five Eyes Unlimited: What A Global Anti-Encryption Regime Could Look Like

Heads of the intelligence services of Canada, New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States – the “Five Eyes” alliance – met in Ottawa. The Australian delegation entered the meeting saying publicly that they intended to “thwart the encryption of terrorist messaging.”

Source: Five Eyes Unlimited: What A Global Anti-Encryption Regime Could Look Like | Electronic Frontier Foundation

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