The ICO has published new guidance about how organisations should approach processing special category data due to it being the most sensitive data a controller can process.

Ahead of the General Election, the Information Commissioner has reminded political parties that they must comply with the law in relation to the use of data in political campaigning.

Facebook and the ICO have reached an agreement in respect of a disputed fine issued by the ICO following an investigation into the misuse of personal data in political campaigns. Facebook has agreed to pay the £500,000 fine but has not admitted liability.