UK’s ICO accused of sending ‘non-technical’ staff to investigate Google data breach

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is facing renewed criticism for sending two ‘non-technical’ members of staff to investigate Google’s illegal collection of data from Wi-Fi connections in July.Two senior members of ICO staff with “considerable experience” of data protection law cleared Google of any wrongdoing earlier this year after examining a sample of so-called “payload” data at Google’s London headquarters. Conservative MP Rob Halfon said it was “astonishing” that the ICO “did not send technical people” to investigate the breach, which the ICO later ruled was a “significant breach” of the Data Protection Act.

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