In other news, the Information Commissioner has been reappointed, and the ICO has issued an updated PIA code of practice and fined two data controllers.

  • Christopher Graham has been reappointed as the Information Commissioner for a further two years from 28 June 2014; this will bring Christopher Graham's total tenure to seven years.
  • Following on from its consultation, the ICO published (on 25 February 2014) an updated version of its privacy impact assessment code of practice.
  • The ICO has imposed a monetary penalty of £185,000 on the Department of Justice Northern Ireland after a filing cabinet that contained personal information relating to victims of a terrorist incident was sold to a member of the public at an auction.
  • The ICO has imposed a monetary penalty of £200,000 on the British Pregnancy Advice Service after security vulnerabilities in their website revealed thousands of individuals' details to a malicious hacker.