ICO Blog: Assessing data protection practices of UK tracing agents

Nov 14th '23

Anthony Luhman is Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Director of PACE Projects and Interim Director of Investigations. Anthony is responsible for leading on ICO PACE Projects, our agile response to high priority issues and also responsible for overseeing sensitive, complex and high-profile investigative activity.


Earlier this year a women’s charity raised concerns with us about the alleged actions of a tracing agent – an investigator using various methods to find a person’s current address details. The charity said that a tracing agent had tracked down a domestic abuse victim to their place of safety at a refuge and passed this personal information to their abusive former partner.


Protecting the information rights of victims of domestic abuse is a priority for the ICO, so we decided to get an overview of the data protection practices of the UK private investigation and tracing agent sector.


Read the full article, here.


Source: ICO


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