Information commissioner

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Man files complaint accusing YouTube of harvesting UK children’s data
Duncan McCann’s complaint is first one alleging major tech firm has broken new code

Alex Hern UK technology editor

01, Mar, 2023 @3:14 PM

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The Guardian view on disinformation online: a 21st-century growth industry | Editorial
Editorial: An undercover investigation reveals the threat to public discourse posed by private mercenaries dealing in lies and distortion


17, Feb, 2023 @6:27 PM

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Cabinet Office faced criminal probe over blocked Spycatcher documents
Freedom of information watchdog’s investigation team called in after UK officials repeatedly refused access to government files

Jon Ungoed-Thomas

11, Feb, 2023 @3:21 PM

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Met police illegally filmed children as young as 10 at climate protest
Big Brother Watch’s FoI request shows force rebuked by watchdog for recording 2019 school strike action in London

Damien Gayle Environment correspondent

05, Dec, 2022 @11:02 AM

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‘Woeful’ DfE blamed as betting firms gain access to children’s data
The department has been found responsible for an ‘unacceptable’ breach of data protection laws

Jon Ungoed-Thomas

06, Nov, 2022 @8:01 AM

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Information commissioner warns firms over ‘emotional analysis’ technologies
Companies ‘should not make meaningful decisions based on technology not backed by science’

Alex Hern

25, Oct, 2022 @4:57 PM

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Outsourcer Interserve fined £4.4m for failing to stop cyber-attack
Watchdog says phishing email enabled hackers to steal personal information of 113,000 employees

Mark Sweney

23, Oct, 2022 @11:01 PM

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TikTok could face £27m fine for failing to protect children’s privacy
Investigation finds video-sharing app may have breached UK data protection law between 2018 and 2020

Mark Sweney

26, Sep, 2022 @2:28 PM

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Aaron Banks ‘writes off £7m loan’ as Leave.EU goes into liquidation
Brexit campaign group fronted by Nigel Farage leaves thousands in unpaid fines for data law breaches

Mark Townsend

03, Sep, 2022 @5:00 PM

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UK data watchdog investigates whether AI systems show racial bias
ICO says AI-driven discrimination can lead to job rejections or being wrongfully denied bank loans or benefit

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

14, Jul, 2022 @5:01 AM

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ICO urges ministers to review use of Whatsapp and other private channels
UK data watchdog said there had been extensive use of such channels within the health department, which risked transparency

Dan Milmo

11, Jul, 2022 @5:42 PM

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UK data watchdog to scale back fines for public bodies
Information Commissioner’s Office says users of public services often bear brunt of financial punishments

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

30, Jun, 2022 @3:54 PM

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