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Published 1 January 2016
In December the ICO produced a list of its top 5 most popular stories of 2015:
This blog considered how personal data might be inadvertently disclosed to the public and gives a tips to businesses on how to avoid this.
The ICO's Privacy Seals blog describes how ICO seals are intended to operate and, for those business interested in applying for one, that "the aim is to have the first ICO endorsed privacy seal scheme up and running in 2016."
This blog reminds readers of the varying degrees of security present on public Wi-Fi services. The blog summarises the results of an ICO investigation into the area which "highlighted that while some networks did not request any personal data, others asked for varying amounts. In one case, this included a full name, postal and email address, mobile number, gender, as well as asking for a date of birth. Only the gender question was optional, the rest mandatory."
Two articles covering the GDPR feature at number 2. The first article focusses upon the impact that the GDPR is due to have on companies, whilst the second article follows the development of the GDPR through the EU Council. (For additional coverage on this story, please click here. Agreement on the GDPR - ICO to do all it can to "facilitate the introduction of the new rules).
It will likely be of no surprise that the most read blog item is the ICO's coverage of Safe Harbor. The ICO blog sets out its view on how the lack of confidence in Safe Harbor will affect businesses.
To view the ICO blog, please click here.
Please also see the ICO's blog detailing its top news items for 2015:
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