Tag Archives: ICO

Public Health Funerals, Heir Hunters and Freedom of Information

  Local authorities are seeing a substantial increase in the number of Freedom of Information (FOI) requests from heir tracing companies for information about those who have had public health funerals. Recent appeal decisions from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) … Continue reading

Posted in Deceased Records, Freedom of Information, ICO, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The ICO and Seven Shades of Grey

If you’ve nothing to do at lunchtime and you’re an experienced DP person try the ICO quiz on the difference between Data Controllers and Data Processors. You can find it here. After all it’s not a hard quiz. Data Controllers … Continue reading

Posted in Data Protection, Data Sharing, ICO, Personal Data, Privacy, Tribunal | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The new EU Data Protection Regulation; Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda?

On the 13th March 2014 the European Union (EU) Parliament voted with an overwhelming majority to approve a new Data Protection Regulation within the EU. Voting on the initial text that was put forward by the Commission, and not the … Continue reading

Posted in Certificated course, Data Protection, ICO, Personal Data, Privacy | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

ICO 2013 Conference Review

Roger Bescoby reviews the recent ICO conference… I was on my travels last week and on Tuesday (5th May 2013) found myself at the ICO Data Protection Officers’ Conference  in Manchester. Over 800 people present and about 300 ‘waiting outside … Continue reading

Posted in Data Protection, ICO, Surveillance | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Leveson: What future for Data Protection?

The Leveson Report has finally been published. The Report recommends that a tougher form of self-regulation backed by legislation should be introduced to uphold press standards. Much has already been written (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20543936) and will continue to be written about this central … Continue reading

Posted in Data Protection, ICO, Privacy | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

NEW FOI Podcast – Episode 27

In this episode Ibrahim Hasan discusses FOI developments and decisions during September and December 2011. This includes Commissioner and Tribunal decisions on: Information in private e mails Section 11 and providing summaries Vexatious requests Empty properties The Qualfied Person’s Opinion … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of Information, ICO | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Those Were the Days!

Martin Gibson, of Buckinghamshire County Council, reflects on the challenges facing a Data Protection Officer and how relationships with the Information Commissioner’s Office have changed over the years. Read more here

Posted in Data Protection, Fines, ICO, Local Authorities | Tagged , , | Leave a comment