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

  1. ICO and National Privacy Commission, Philippines, sign Memorandum of Understanding

    UK Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, and her counterpart in the Philippines, Commissioner and Chairman Raymund Enriquez Liboro (NPC), have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
  2. Motor industry employee sentenced in ICO Computer Misuse Act prosecution

    A motor industry employee has been sentenced to eight months' imprisonment, suspended for two years, in a prosecution brought by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
  3. ICO statement in response to UK Government’s announcement on the extended period for personal data flows, that will allow time to complete the adequacy process

    The Government has announced that the Treaty agreed with the EU will allow personal data to flow freely from the EU (and EEA) to the UK, until adequacy decisions have been adopted, for no more than six months. This will enable businesses and public bodies across all sectors to continue to…
  4. Update to the joint statement on global privacy expectations of video teleconferencing companies

    On 21 July 2020 the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and five other data protection and privacy regulators from around the world jointly signed an open letter to companies providing video teleconferencing services.
  5. UK organisations using SolarWinds Orion platform should check whether personal data has been affected

    SolarWinds was the victim of a cyber-attack where a vulnerability was inserted into its Orion platform. Organisations using the compromised Orion platform could potentially have allowed an attacker to move into other parts of its IT Network and systems and breach personal data.