Charities: ICO

£130,000 fine for being unfair

Pharmacy2U provides a number of online medical services (electronic prescriptions; online confidential medical advice and retail for medical products). To access these services, individuals have to provide personal information including their contact details, sex and date of birth. Pharmacy2U is registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council, the CQC and had a current score of 83% …

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Charities on ICO radar – 32 charities visited

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) occupies two roles: alongside their powers to enforce compliance and fine organisations for serious breaches of data protection (their ‘stick’ role) they offer informal visits to review how organisations are handling personal information and publish helpful summaries for others to note and use (their ‘carrot’ role). The ICO has published …

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