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ICO publishes 'big data' guidance and stresses fairness and transparency for data protection compliance

Businesses buying personal information from third parties for use in 'big data' projects need to check with the sellers whether they have a right to use the data in that context or whether they need to obtain consent from individuals to use the data for the... 29 Jul 2014

Data protection fines drive up compliance elsewhere across industry, research finds

Fines issued by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) against organisations for data protection law compliance failings influenced others' attitudes towards data protection elsewhere within the industries in which those penalties were served, new research... 28 Jul 2014

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Personal data stolen from European Central Bank website as ICO issues separate data breach fine

The European Central Bank (ECB) has reported experiencing a personal data breach after identifying information entered by some users of its website was left exposed to unauthorised access. 24 Jul 2014

ICO's big data guidance must address business concerns about compliance when using third party data, says expert

Guidance that the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is expected to issue on 'big data' must serve to ease concerns businesses have about how to achieve compliance with data protection laws when making use of personal data collected by third parties,... 24 Jul 2014

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