Nov 13, 2019
The Information Commissioner has launched a consultation on her office being granted access to investigation and other associated powers under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA).
Nov 01, 2019
The First-tier Tribunal has ordered Ryedale District Council to disclose the briefing question it sent to a Queen’s Counsel seeking advice on a motion in which councillors sought for competing retail planning applications to be ‘called in’.
Oct 31, 2019
The Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, has issued her first Commissioner’s Opinion under the Data Protection Act 2018, setting out her advice and recommendations on the police’s use of ‘live facial recognition’ (LFR).
Oct 31, 2019
A local resident who complained about the conduct of a councillor at Stratford-on-Avon District Council over a planning matter has secured a fresh hearing over the council’s refusal to disclose advice given by an independent person.
Oct 29, 2019
A victim of serious crime whose personal information was shared by a public inquiry with third parties in a serious personal data breach has been paid compensation greater than the amounts awarded by courts thus far, it has been reported.
Sep 16, 2019
Local authorities are refusing to let the public access key information on how their money is being spent, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has claimed.
Sep 10, 2019
The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust has said it is investigating a data security incident reportedly involving the Charing Cross Gender Identity Clinic.
Sep 05, 2019
A Divisional Court has dismissed a challenge to police use of Automated Facial Recognition (AFR) in what is thought to be the first time any court in the world has considered the technology.
Aug 27, 2019
The Information Commissioner’s Office has set out what it considers to be the three GDPR compliance challenges for town and parish councils.
Aug 16, 2019
The use of facial recognition technology at an office, leisure and retail development in King's Cross is to be investigated for compliance with data protection rules, the Information Commissioner has said.
Jul 16, 2019
The Information Commissioner’s Office has launched a consultation on an updated code of practice for data sharing.
Jun 05, 2019
A charge of £325 imposed by Folkestone and Hythe District Council for accessing environmental information was unreasonable, the Information Commissioner’s Office has said in a decision notice.
May 22, 2019
The High Court, sitting in Cardiff, is this week hearing the first challenge to the use of automated facial recognition by UK police.
May 01, 2019
Blanket use of CCTV recording in taxis and private hire vehicles would be disproportionate and should be imposed only where a strong justification exists, the Surveillance Camera Commissioner has said.
Apr 30, 2019
Around 467,000 Freedom of Information (FOI) requests are now made to local councils every year — almost double a previous estimate by UCL’s Constitution Unit in 2010, research by mySociety has found.
Apr 25, 2019
The High Court has ruled that Sussex Police unlawfully disclosed information about a vulnerable teenager to a local business organisation.
Apr 18, 2019
The Information Commissioner’s Office has issued a reminder to public and private organisations that the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 do not stop them from disclosing personal data to assist police forces or other law enforcement authorities.
Apr 17, 2019
A Rutland County Council social worker has been handed a caution notice in force for 36 months by the Health and Care Professions Tribunal Service.
Apr 10, 2019
The Information Commissioner’s Office has issued a £120,000 on a television production company which unfairly and unlawfully filmed patients at a maternity clinic.
Apr 08, 2019
A former GP practice manager has been fined for sending personal data to her own email account without authorisation, following an investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
Apr 04, 2019
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined the London Borough of Newham £145,000 for disclosing the personal information of more than 200 people who featured on the ‘Gangs Matrix’ police intelligence database.
Mar 22, 2019
A member of staff at Leicestershire Police has this week pleaded guilty to one count of computer misuse.
Mar 21, 2019
An employee of an NHS Foundation Trust in the West Midlands has been fined for unlawfully accessing the personal records of 14 individuals.
Mar 15, 2019
There is a need for a step change in transparency by local public bodies and particularly those in the NHS, MPs have said.
Mar 11, 2019
The Department for Work & Pensions has successfully defended a High Court challenge brought by a homeless man who claimed that its approach to communication was in breach of its duties under the public sector equality duty.