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ICO – Report Spam/Unwanted Texts, Telesales Calls, Automated Calls, Emails …

09 Jun
ICO - Report Spam/Unwanted Texts, Telesales Calls, Automated Calls, Emails ...

ICO – How to Report Spam/Unwanted Texts, Telesales Calls, Automated Calls, Emails, Silent or Abandoned Calls, Scam Calls and Messages, and/or Faxes: The Information Commissioner’s Office provides signposting on where/how to report all of the aforementioned. Just click on https://ico.org.uk/concerns/nuisance-calls-and-messages/. You can also find Protection for Whistleblowing at this link.  

Data Protection – Comply with data protection legislation?

21 Feb
Data Protection - Comply with data protection legislation?

If your business handles personal data, you may have to provide details of how you process this data to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). If you process personal data, your business is considered a ‘data controller’ for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998. The Act requires data controllers to give details about the way they […]

Information Commissioner’s Office: £130,000 fines for spam texts

08 Dec
Information Commissioner’s Office: £130,000 fines for spam texts

Firms behind millions of spam texts about loans hit with ICO fines: Two companies responsible for millions of spam texts offering easy access to loans have been fined by the Information Commissioner’s Office. Separate ICO investigations into Dorset-based Silver City Tech Ltd and Oracle Insurance Brokers Ltd, in London, found the firms had broken the […]

ICO Warning: Hacking of Baby Monitors

22 Aug
ICO Warning: Hacking of Baby Monitors

Lots of info from the Information Commisioner’s Office via https://iconewsblog.wordpress.com/2016/07/15/public-must-act-to-protect-themselves-when-using-internet-of-things-devices/ Is “a creepy website live-streaming YOUR living room?” That was the Daily Mail headline in 2014, highlighting a Russian website that was providing links to access internet-connected cameras around the world. The story was prompted by an ICO blog that had warned that the website […]

ICO Data Protection Workshops for Victim Support Organisations

07 Jul
ICO Data Protection Workshops for Victim Support Organisations

Data Protection Workshops for Victim Support Organisations: The Information Commissioner’s Office is arranging a series of data protection workshops for victim services organisations to learn more about their legal obligations under the Data Protection Act. They are designed specifically for the range of organisations that provide victims services and support, whose staff or managers have […]