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

  1. Blog: Adtech - the reform of real time bidding has started and will continue

    The adtech real time bidding (RTB) industry is complex, involving thousands of companies in the UK alone. 
  2. National retailer fined half a million pounds for failing to secure information of at least 14 million people

    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined DSG Retail Limited (DSG) £500,000 after a ‘point of sale’ computer system was compromised as a result of a cyber-attack, affecting at least 14 million people.
  3. ICO launches consultation on draft direct marketing code of practice

    ICO launches consultation on draft direct marketing code of practice
  4. Blog: The benefits of sharing personal data – what can we learn from Open Banking?

    The ICO’s Regulators’ Business Innovation Privacy Hub has recently been looking at the key data protection considerations for innovators who are working in the Open Banking space.
  5. Trust, technology and slippers with torches

    Much has changed since Jonathan Bamford, (former)  Director of Strategic Policy  (Domestic Policy),  joined the Information Commissioner’s Office, but as he comes to retire, he reflects on 34 years in data protection.