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ICO publishes updated guidance on certification and codes of conduct

02/05/2019 by:

The UK Information Commissioner (ICO) has issued new information about certification and codes of conduct. The expected timeline for certification is: Summer 2019 Final publication of certification and accreditation guidelines and annexes....

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ICO’s Sandbox programme now open for applications

26/04/2019 by:

The ICO has launched the Beta phase of its Sandbox initiative which is meant to facilitate business innovation in a safe regulatory space. The prerequisite is that the service or product that is put into the sandbox will deliver demonstrable publi...

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ICO: Government needs to address political influencing together with other online harms

25/04/2019 by:

Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, says that she is disappointed that political campaigning and influencing is not addressed in the government’s White Paper on online harms. Speaking in front of the Parliamentary Sub-Committee on...

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Government proposes regulatory measures to tackle online harms

15/04/2019 by:

A White paper on Online Harms, issued on 8 April, suggests a new system of accountability and oversight for tech companies, thus moving far beyond self-regulation. This regime would be supervised by an independent regulator, which would be funded ...

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Brexit update: Government issues paper on a no-deal

28/02/2019 by:

On 26 February, the government issued a paper titled ‘ Implications for Business and Trade of a no Deal Exit on 29 March 2019’ . It says that while the government has undertaken significant action to prepare for a potential no deal scenario,...

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