ICO explores bias and discrimination in AI

A recent post on the ICO’s AI Auditing Framework blog explores human bias and discrimination in AI systems, together with some of the technical and organisational measures which can be implemented to mitigate the legal risks associated with these issues. Read more

A year in the life of GDPR: Statistics and stories from the ICO

The introduction of the GDPR on 25 May 2018 caused a widespread re-think about data protection and privacy rights. From individuals being more aware of their rights, to corporate institutions working hard to ensure compliance and avoid the hefty new penalties the regulations can impose, data protection has undoubtedly been at the forefront of people’s … Read more

Schrems II heard in Europe: potential huge impact on global data transfers

The Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU“) has heard oral submissions in the latest case questioning the legal validity of international data transfer mechanisms under the GDPR, such as Standard Contractual Clauses and the EU-US Privacy Shield; The Irish Data Protection Commissioner (“DPC“) is seeking a ruling that would find the so-called Standard … Read more

Cookie consent walls crumble: ICO publishes guidance on cookie consent

Following its recent admission that its own cookie consent mechanism was non-compliant (see previous blog post here), the UK privacy regulator (the ICO) updated its cookie notice last week (see our previous blog post here) and has now published guidance on cookies and similar technologies. Key messages are: No implied consent for non-essential cookies allowed, … Read more

Cookie Compliance: How can companies get it right when the regulator does not?

The UK privacy regulator has admitted that its own cookie consent process does not comply with the current GDPR and ePrivacy rules. According to the regulator, a new process will be implemented during the week beginning 24th June 2019, which could give organisations a valuable insight into how to navigate the complex interaction between the … Read more