Latest news/advice circulated to departmental data protection representatives
|November 2012||ICO publishes new anonymisation code of practice|
|June 2012||Record fine issued by ICO for data security breach|
|January 2012||New mandatory data security module for University staff|
|May 2011||ICO fine powers extend to marketing calls and spam emails|
|November 2010||First fines issued by Information Commissioner|
|August 2010||Training module online|
|April 2010||New ICO penalties in place|
|January 2010||ICO confirms increased penalties for data breaches|
|October 2009||Government outlines increased penalties for data misuse|
The Information Commissioner's Office press releases page is also a good source of the latest news in relation to the Data Protection Act and Freedom of Information Act.
Although primarily set up for departmental data protection representatives, any member of staff who wishes to have their name added to the current data protection mailing list should contact the Information Rights Officer at email@example.com.