Information Commissioners Office

On March 1, 2024, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office announced that it had issued an enforcement notice and a warning to the UK Home Office for failing to sufficiently assess the privacy risks posed by the electronic monitoring of people arriving in the UK via unauthorized means.
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On February 23, 2024, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office reported that it had ordered public service providers Serco Leisure, Serco Jersey and associated community leisure trusts to stop using facial recognition technology and fingerprint scanning to monitor employee attendance.
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On January 31, 2024, the UK ICO released a statement in response to its requirement that the UK’s biggest websites comply with data protection laws when using cookies. The ICO said that it received “an overwhelmingly positive response,” with 38 of the 58 organizations having changed their cookie banners in order to come into compliance.
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On January 18, 2024, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) published an updated Opinion on age assurance for the Children’s Code (the “Opinion”). The Children’s Code is a statutory code of practice setting out how information society services likely to be accessed by children should protect children’s information rights online.Continue Reading UK ICO Publishes Updated Opinion on Age Assurance