Category Archives: ICO

Why is everyone so angry about the proposed EU Data Protection Regulations?

I have been reading about the proposed new EU Regulation on Data Protection and a lot of people seem to be highlighting a lot of what they perceive to be negatives within it, whereas I see them as being positives. … Continue reading

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A Couple Of Not So Healthy Uses Of Sensitive Personal Data

It transpires that a manager of a leisure centre, run by a local council, who was responsible for accepting people with health problems from their GP to enable them to have fitness sessions related to their particular condition, was being … Continue reading

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Does The Data Protection Act Need Beefing Up To Prevent Further Horse Play?

So, once again we hear of police officers, at all levels it would appear, using the PNC to access information on other people for their own ends and gains. This is becoming an all too common affair now and one … Continue reading

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Should Ticked Consent Be Valid?

How many times have you gone online to buy or book something and found that the website owner is asking your consent to send you other marketing or share your information with other third party suppliers? I would hope it … Continue reading

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Overcooking the Cookies?

Well, it looks like everyone is starting to use their cookie warning but is it going too far for the average user? There are many sites who just put the cookie notice up on the screen and ask you to … Continue reading

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Have Too Many Cookies Spoiled The Broth?

May 26th saw a year pass since the introduction of the new ‘cookie rule’ under PECR but still a few things stand out. How many companies have taken this on board and actually done something about it? How many consumers … Continue reading

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Why All The Fuss About The New EU Data Protection Proposals?

Having read and re-read the EU Data Protection Proposals (EUDPP) I believe they will give much needed strength to the current Act and will also make the data that is held, more robust. There are a couple of downsides but … Continue reading

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