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UK Privacy Watchdog Warns Adtech the End of Tracking is Nigh

It's been well over two years since the UK's data protection watchdog warned the behavioural advertising industry it's wildly out of control. From a report: The ICO hasn't done anything to stop the systematic unlawfulness of the tracking and targeting industry abusing Internet users' personal data to try to manipulate their attention -- not in terms of actually enforcing the law against offenders and stopping what digital rights campaigners have described as the biggest data breach in history. I...
Tags: UK, Tech, Elizabeth Denham, UK Privacy Watchdog Warns Adtech


UK's ICO Calls For Browser-Level Controls To Fix 'Cookie Fatigue'

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: In the latest quasi-throwback toward "do not track," the UK's data protection chief has come out in favor of a browser- and/or device-level setting to allow Internet users to set "lasting" cookie preferences -- suggesting this as a fix for the barrage of consent pop-ups that continues to infest websites in the region. European web users digesting this development in an otherwise monotonously unchanging regulatory saga, should be forgiven -- no...
Tags: UK, Tech, European Union, Denham, Elizabeth Denham, Oliver Dowden


After years of inaction against adtech, UK’s ICO calls for browser-level controls to fix ‘cookie fatigue’

In the latest quasi-throwback toward ‘do not track‘, the UK’s data protection chief has come out in favor of a browser- and/or device-level setting to allow Internet users to set “lasting” cookie preferences — suggesting this as a fix for the barrage of consent pop-ups that continues to infest websites in the region. European web users digesting this development in an otherwise monotonously unchanging regulatory saga, should be forgiven — not only for any sense of déjà vu they may experience — b...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, Europe, UK, California, France, US, Eu, European Union, Ireland, Italy, Cnil, Ico, John Edwards, Denham


Cookie banners: G7 urged to consider solution to pop-up notices

Information commissioner Elizabeth Denham believes the issue needs to be solved collectively.
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UK names John Edwards as its choice for next data protection chief as gov’t eyes watering down privacy standards

The UK government has named the person it wants to take over as its chief data protection watchdog, with sitting commissioner Elizabeth Denham overdue to vacate the post: The Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) today said its preferred replacement is New Zealand’s privacy commissioner, John Edwards. Edwards, who has a legal background, has spent more than seven years heading up the Office of the Privacy Commissioner In New Zealand — in addition to other roles with public bodie...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, UK, Indonesia, US, Tech, Eu, European Union, Colombia, NHS, House Of Commons, Commission, New Zealand, Boris Johnson, Telegraph, Brexit


Covid contracts: inquiry to look into use of WhatsApp, says ICO

Information commissioner confirms Lord Bethell’s use of messaging app will be investigatedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Information Commissioner’s Office has confirmed it will look into the private use of WhatsApp and other phone messaging apps and channels to conduct government business as well as emails, after Labour asked for more details of its investigation into Lord Bethell, the health minister.Labour wrote to Elizabeth Denham, the information commissioner...
Tags: Health, Apps, Politics, Technology, Privacy, UK News, Regulators, Smartphones, Whatsapp, NHS, Labour, Health policy, Information commissioner, Information Commissioner 's Office, Elizabeth Denham, Bethell


Boris Johnson's government accused of 'mishandling' appointment of data chief due to investigate scandals around Matt Hancock's sacking

Boris Johnson. Toby Melville - WPA Pool / Getty Images MPs overseeing the appointment of a key official accused the government of botching the process. The chair of the DCMS committee said inaction means a long delay to getting a new Information Commissioner. The official would be in charge of probing events around the sacking of Matt Hancock. See more stories on Insider's business page. Boris Johnson's government has been accused of botching the appointment of the next UK data reg...
Tags: Politics, UK, Trends, Ofcom, News UK, Boris Johnson, UK Politics, Ico, Knight, Parliamentary, DCMS, Information Commissioner’s Office, Elizabeth Denham, Matt Hancock, Information Commissioner s Office ICO, UK Information Commissioner


European Union: Information Commissioner Responds To EU Commission's Announcement On The Approval Of The UK's Adequacy - Wiggin

The Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, has published a statement on the approval by the EU Commission of the adequacy decisions for the UK, saying...
Tags: UK, News, European Union, EU Commission, Elizabeth Denham, Adequacy Wiggin


UK: Elizabeth Denham Publishes Information Commissioner's Opinion On The Use Of Live Facial Recognition Technology In Public Places - Wiggin

In her Opinion, Ms Denham summarises the ICO's assessments of, and investigations into, 14 examples of LFR deployments and proposals.
Tags: UK, News, Denham, Elizabeth Denham, Wiggin


Daily Crunch: Spotify and Ford make acquisitions

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Welcome back to the Daily Crunch for Friday, June 18. Congratulations! You’ve made it to the end of the week without Alexander, who will return bright-eyed on Monday. TechCrunch has the day off for Juneteenth, so this will be a tad pared down. And by “a tad pared down” I mean a lot pared down. To start off, how about you have a listen to the latest episode of our a...
Tags: TC, Spotify, Europe, New York, London, Tech, Ford, Brazil, EC, Alex, Mailchimp, Nubank, Expensify, Ftc, Alexander, Danny


Perspectives on tackling Big Tech’s market power

The need for markets-focused competition watchdogs and consumer-centric privacy regulators to think outside their respective ‘legal silos’ and find creative ways to work together to tackle the challenge of big tech market power was the impetus for a couple of fascinating panel discussions organized by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), which were livestreamed yesterday but are available to view on-demand here. The conversations brought together key regulatory leaders from Europe and...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Europe, UK, New York, Congress, France, Germany, US, Tech, Eu, European Union, Atlantic, Commission, European Commission


UK’s ICO warns over ‘big data’ surveillance threat of live facial recognition in public

The UK’s chief data protection regulator has warned over reckless and inappropriate use of live facial recognition (LFR) in public places. Publishing an opinion today on the use of this biometric surveillance in public — to set out what is dubbed as the “rules of engagement” — the information commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, also noted that a number of investigations already undertaken by her office into planned applications of the tech have found problems in all cases. “I am deeply concerned abo...
Tags: Europe, UK, London, Sweden, US, Tech, Eu, European Commission, Cctv, Brexit, Ico, DPA, General Data Protection Regulation, Denham, EU UK, Elizabeth Denham


UK: Need To Know - 12th April 2021 - Wiggin

With all the talk of Covid-19 "vaccine passports" or "certification schemes" recently, the Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, has sought to reassure the public that data protection laws...
Tags: UK, News, Elizabeth Denham, Wiggin


Someone in the UK government spent a huge amount of taxpayers' money on luxury chocolate right before Christmas and now there is an investigation

The ICO had a very merry Christmas at Hotel Chocolat. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach EXCLUSIVE: The UK Information Commissioner's Office is investigating itself after Insider discovered it spent more than £6,000 ($8,220) on luxury chocolate in the holiday season. "We believe that the transaction has been made contrary to ICO policies," a government official told Insider. The money was spent at Hotel Chocolat, a luxury brand chocolatier. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. UK o...
Tags: Politics, UK, News, Trends, Canada, Hotel Chocolat, Ico, Slater, Freedom of Information Act, Denham, Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner s Office ICO, UK Information Commissioner s Office, John Slater, Jon Baines, National Association of Data Protection Officers


Facebook’s secret settlement on Cambridge Analytica gags UK data watchdog

Remember the app audit Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg promised to carry out a little under three years ago at the height of the Cambridge Analytica scandal? Actually the tech giant is very keen that you don’t. The UK’s information commissioner just told a parliamentary subcommittee on online harms and disinformation that a secret arrangement between her office and Facebook prevents her from publicly answering whether or not Facebook contacted the ICO about completing a much-trumpeted ‘app audi...
Tags: Social, Startups, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, UK, Privacy, US, Policy, Data Protection, US Senate, Ftc, Zuckerberg, Ico, Brennan, Denham


'Antiquated process': data regulator on obtaining Cambridge Analytica warrant

UK information commissioner calls for international approach to emerging threatThe information commissioner has criticised the “antiquated process” that led to Facebook getting hold of Cambridge Analytica’s servers before the UK regulator itself, and renewed calls for an international approach to data privacy to tackle the emerging threat of data havens.Elizabeth Denham, the information commissioner, spoke to Damian Collins MP, the former chair of the digital, culture, media and sport committee,...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Technology, Privacy, UK News, Regulators, Data and computer security, Data Protection, Damian Collins, Information commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, Cambridge Analytica


Data audit of UK political parties finds laundry list of failings

In a finding that should surprise no one, an audit of how UK political parties are handling voter information has surfaced a damning lack of compliance with data protection rules across the political spectrum — with parties failing to come clean with voters about how individuals are being invisibly profiled and targeted by parties’ digital campaigning machines. “Political parties may legitimately hold personal data belonging to millions of people to help them campaign effectively. But developmen...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Tech, Eu, Ireland, Liberal Democrats, Conservative Party, Labour Party, Gdpr, Ico, Electoral Commission, Facebook Twitter, Democratic Unionist Party DUP, Elizabeth Denham, Cambridge Analytica, Scottish National Party SNP


The UK privacy watchdog's ruling against Experian is a warning to data brokers that hoover up personal details

Laurence Dutton/Getty Images The ICO served credit agency Experian with an enforcement notice, ordering it to change the way it handles its data broking business. Data broking is the process of companies acquiring people's data, assigning it to a profiled dataset, and then selling it on to marketers. The ICO's decision has the potential to significantly disrupt the way data brokers are able to acquire and share people's data en masse. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Cr...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, UK, Trends, Privacy International, Experian, Ico, Asahi Shimbun, Facebook Google, Caroline Wilson, Elizabeth Denham, Getty Images Another, Isobel Asher Hamilton


UK watchdog reduces Marriott data breach fine to $23.8M, down from $123M

The UK’s ICO has reduced the size of a data breach penalty for hotel business Marriott — dropping it to £14.4 million (~$23.8M) in a final penalty notice down from the £99M ($123M) figure that the watchdog initially said it would levy in July 2019. The fine relates to a data breach suffered by the hotel giant that dates back to 2014 (involving the network of Starwood hotels, which it had acquired in 2015) — but which wasn’t discovered until November 2018. The personal data involved in the breach...
Tags: Google, UK, Tech, Eu, Marriott, Starwood, Ba, British Airways, Ico, EU General Data Protection Regulation, Elizabeth Denham, Tim Turner


UK’s ICO reduces British Airways data breach fine to £20M, after originally setting it at £184M

One of the biggest data breaches in UK corporate history has been closed off by regulators not with a bang, but a whimper. Today the Information Commissioner’s Office, the UK’s data watchdog, announced that it would be fining British Airways £20 million ($25.8 million) for a data breach in which the personal details of more than 400,000 customers were leaked after BA suffered a two-month cyberattack and lacked adequate security to detect and defend itself against it. It had originally planned to...
Tags: Security, Europe, UK, Government, Tech, Eu, European Union, Data Breach, Marriott, Ba, Aerospace, International Airlines Group, British Airways, Ico, DPA, Cathay Pacific


UK’s ICO downgrades British Airways data breach fine to £20M, after originally setting it at £184M

One of the biggest data breaches in UK corporate history has been closed off by regulators not with a bang, but a whimper — as a result of Covid-19. Today the Information Commissioner’s Office, the UK’s data watchdog, announced that it would be fining British Airways £20 million for a data breach in which the personal details of more than 400,000 customers were leaked after BA suffered a two-month cyberattack and lacked adequate security to detect and defend itself against it. It had originally ...
Tags: Security, Europe, UK, Government, Tech, Eu, European Union, Data Breach, Ba, Aerospace, British Airways, Ico, DPA, Elizabeth Denham, Security Breach, BA Executive Club


'Cambridge Analytica did not misuse data in EU referendum', says watchdog

Information commissioner closes three year investigation into collapsed firm after Brexit voteThe data watchdog has closed its investigation into Cambridge Analytica, concluding that the controversial data company did not directly misuse data to influence the Brexit referendum.Elizabeth Denham, the information commissioner, said her team also found no evidence Cambridge Analytica aided Russian intervention in the UK political process. However, she warned that the company’s data protection practi...
Tags: Politics, UK, Eu, UK News, Information commissioner, Brexit, Elizabeth Denham, Cambridge Analytica


Cambridge Analytica had plans to offshore data to evade regulatory scrutiny: Key takeaways from UK’s investigation

Cambridge Analytica and its parent company, SCL Group, had drawn up plans to offshore all data to evade regulatory scrutiny but could not implement them as investigations had already started, UK’s data protection authority said as it concluded its investigation into the company. The Information Commissioner’s Office’s (ICO) said that the company had purchased 130 billion data points of more than 87 million Facebook users, mostly American voters, and combined them with other datasets to serve the...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, UK, News, Russia, US, Eu, Canada, United Kingdom, Cambridge, Ukip, Ussr, Parliament, Cambridge University, University of Toronto, Brexit


Cambridge Analytica sought to use Facebook data to predict partisanship for voter targeting, UK investigation confirms

The UK’s data watchdog has sent a letter to parliament In lieu of a final report on a wide-ranging investigation into online political advertising which saw it raid the offices of Cambridge Analytica in 2018 after it emerged that the disgraced (and now defunct) data company had improperly acquired data on millions of Facebook users. In the letter the regulator says the material that it reviewed included: 42 laptops and computers; 700 TB of data; 31 servers; over 300,000 documents; and a wide...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Europe, UK, Privacy, Obama, US, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Canada, Britain, University of Cambridge, Cambridge University, University of Toronto, Ico, National Rifle Association


MPs criticise privacy watchdog over NHS test-and-trace data

UK information commissioner ‘must ensure government uses public’s data safely and legally’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA cross-party group of more than 20 MPs has accused the UK’s privacy watchdog of failing to hold the government to account for its failures in the NHS coronavirus test-and-trace programme.The MPs have urged Elizabeth Denham, the information commissioner, to demand that the government change the programme after it admitted failing to conduct a legal...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Technology, Society, UK News, NHS, House Of Commons, Health policy, Data and computer security, Data Protection, Information commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, Coronavirus outbreak


UK’s NHS COVID-19 app lacks robust legal safeguards against data misuse, warns committee

A UK parliamentary committee that focuses on human rights issues has called for primary legislation to be put in place to ensure that legal protections wrap around the national coronavirus contact tracing app. The app, called NHS COVID-19, is being fast tracked for public use — with a test ongoing this week in the Isle of Wight. It’s set to use Bluetooth Low Energy signals to log social interactions between users to try to automate some contacts tracing based on an algorithmic assessment of user...
Tags: UK, Germany, Tech, Northern Ireland, National Health Service, Parliament, Harriet Harman, Financial Times, Bluetooth Low Energy, State, Hancock, The Republic of Ireland, Denham, Elizabeth Denham, Matt Hancock, Michael Veale


UK’s coronavirus tracing app strategy faces fresh questions over transparency and interoperability

The UK’s data protection watchdog confirmed today the government still hasn’t given it sight of a key legal document attached to the coronavirus contacts tracing app which is being developed by the NHSX, the digital transformation branch of the country’s National Health Service . Under UK and EU law, a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) can be a legal requirement in instances where there are high rights risks related to the processing of people’s information. Last month the European Data...
Tags: Apple, Google, Europe, UK, Gchq, France, Tech, Eu, Bbc, Ireland, Republic Of Ireland, National Health Service, Harriet Harman, Committee, Turner, Isle Of Wight


Facebook agrees to pay UK data watchdog’s Cambridge Analytica fine but settles without admitting liability

Facebook has reached a settlement with the UK’s data protection watchdog, the ICO, agreeing to pay in full a £500,000 (~$643k) fine following the latter’s investigating into the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal. As part of the arrangement Facebook has agreed to drop its legal appeal against the penalty. But under the terms of the settlement it has not admitted any liability in relation to paying the fine, which is the maximum possible monetary penalty under the applicable UK data prote...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Europe, UK, Privacy, US, Tech, Eu, European Union, United Kingdom, Ico, HM Treasury, Denham, Elizabeth Denham, Kogan


Facial recognition tech: watchdog calls for code to regulate police use

Barrister for information commissioner tells court formal legal framework is requiredThe information commissioner has expressed concern over the lack of a formal legal framework for the use of facial recognition cameras by the police.A barrister for the commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, told a court the current guidelines around automated facial recognition (AFR) technology were “ad hoc” and a clear code was needed. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Privacy, Wales, Police, UK News, Cardiff, Facial Recognition, Elizabeth Denham


Facebook shouldn't be appealing a tiny fine over Cambridge Analytica if it's really committed to privacy regulation, says data cop

The UK's data watchdog is calling on Mark Zuckerberg to honour his commitment to data privacy, as expressed in his recent op-ed on regulation. The Information Commissioner's Office said Facebook should drop its appeal of the £500,000 ($653,000) fine over the Cambridge Analytica breach in November. It doesn't look like Facebook is going to budge. Britain's top data cop has called out Mark Zuckerberg after he published an op-ed calling for tighter regulation of internet companies. Information C...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, UK, Trends, Britain, Zuckerberg, Gdpr, Samsung Galaxy, Ico, Denham, Elizabeth Denham, Cambridge Analytica, Aleksandr Kogan, Anna Benckert, Cambridge Analytica Instead