A summary of news from the Information Commissioner's Office, the UK's privacy regulator.

  1. ICO launches guidance on AI and data protection

    Simon McDougall, Deputy Commissioner - Regulatory Innovation and Technology, discusses the relationship between AI and data protection as the ICO publishes new AI guidance.
  2. Updated ICO statement on the judgment of the European Court of Justice in the Schrems II case.

    Anyone transferring personal data internationally will have been watching the recent judgment of the CJEU with some trepidation. International data transfers, that are so vital for the global economy, suddenly became open to question.
  3. Global privacy expectations of video teleconference providers

    Data protection and privacy authorities from around the world have today published an open letter to video teleconferencing companies, reminding them of their obligations to comply with the law and handle people’s information responsibly.
  4. Information Commissioner’s Office publishes 2019-20 annual report

    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published its annual report for 2019-20, covering what the Information Commissioner has called a “transformative period” for privacy and data protection and broader information rights.  
  5. ICO launches self-assessment Freedom of Information toolkit

    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched an  online toolkit  to help public authorities respond to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests as organisations prepare to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.