The Information Commissioner's Office is the UK's independent authority set up to promote access to official information and to protect personal information
Find out what personal information is held about you
Access information from a public body
Prevent unwanted sales calls and spam emails
Find out information about the environment
Google's Street View includes a facility which allows vehicle registration marks and faces to be blurred. Individuals who feel that an image does identify them (and are unhappy with this) should contact Google direct to get the image removed. Individuals who have raised concerns with Google about their image being included - and who do not think they have received a satisfactory response - can complain to the ICO.
The ICO has opened a new telephone service for people to check whether information about them was held on a database seized from a company known as The Consulting Association. The database, which was used by over 40 construction companies to vet individuals for employment, was uncovered as part of a recent ICO investigation.
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