Jul 22, 2021
Hertfordshire County Council was wrong to withhold information on how an academy trust was chosen to provide schools in Bishop's Stortford and the Information Commissioner had been wrong to agree with the council’s arguments.
Jul 20, 2021
Campaign group calls for public register of algorithms used by councils, files complaint with Information Commissioner
Campaign group Big Brother Watch has hit out at councils’ use of algorithms, claiming that most of those it had uncovered were “secretive, unevidenced, incredibly invasive and likely discriminatory”.
Jul 07, 2021
ICO launches formal investigation into use of private email accounts at Department of Health and Social Care
The Information Commissioner’s Office has launched an investigation into the use of private correspondence channels at the Department of Health and Social Care.
Jun 25, 2021
Tribunal upholds decision by council to refuse to disclose views of independent persons on complaint about councillor
The First-Tier Tribunal has dismissed a legal challenge to a district council’s decision to refuse, in response to a freedom of information request, to provide the views of two independent persons on a complaint about the conduct of a councillor.
Jun 24, 2021
UK councils reported an estimated 700+ data breaches to the Information Commissioner’s Office in 2020, according to research by cyber security services company Redscan.
Jun 18, 2021
Investigation of organisations using live facial recognition technology in public spaces found none compliant with data protection law: ICO
An investigation by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) published today (17 June) found that out of a group of organisations using live facial recognition (LFR) technology in public spaces, none were fully compliant with data protection law requirements.
May 24, 2021
Groups crowd fund £43k+ for legal challenge over disappearing message apps and conduct of government business
Two organisations have raised more than £43,000 towards a legal action over the potential use of disappearing message apps to conduct government business.
Apr 26, 2021
The Supreme Court will this week (28 April) hear a key case on the approach to compensation claims arising out of data breaches.
Apr 26, 2021
Warning of huge cost burden for councils after High Court rules Royal Borough acted unlawfully in refusing right to inspect accounting records on basis of time it would take
A London borough acted unlawfully in refusing a request to inspect its accounting records on the grounds of the time it would take to satisfy the request, a High Court judge has ruled.
Apr 21, 2021
Thurrock Council has been given an extension of time to make its case in a First Tier Tribunal case over disclosures sought by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BIJ).