Data protection and FOI

GDPR one year on: what next for data protection?

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Our data protection expert Jon Belcher reflects on the past year and considers some of the future challenges for data protection practitioners. More …

Digital Marketing Agency Bisnode fined by the Polish DPA for failing to be transparent with data subjects when creating a large decision support database

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Poland's data protection agency, the national Personal Data Protection Office (UODO) has issued its first fine for non-compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). More …

GDPR – Don't forget to pay your Data Protection Fee to ICO

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There was a flurry of activity last year as UK organisations took steps to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by 25 May 2018. Although the GDPR is a piece of European legislation it will remain in force whatever shape Brexit takes. More …

Data Protection: How to plan for Brexit

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Following the defeat of the Government's EU Withdrawal Agreement in the House of Commons on 15 January, the risk of a no-deal Brexit has increased and there remains considerable uncertainty about how data protection laws will apply after 29 March 2019. More …

Making sense of GDPR, six months on

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Michelle Lawlor-Perkins discusses GDPR six months on in People Management. More …

Credit reference agency fined £500,000 for serious data breach

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The Information Commissioner's Office has today (20 September) issued a monetary penalty notice to credit reference agency Equifax Limited for serious breaches of data protection law. More …

What does the election result mean for data protection?

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Our expert Jon Belcher explains the election result will have an impact on data protection law in the UK. More …

Cyber security and data protection: are you doing enough?

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Ensuring your IT systems are secure is necessary not only as part of good business practice, but also because organisations holding information about individuals have specific regulatory obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 (the DPA). More …

Nuisance call company receives record fine

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The ICO has issued a £400,000 penalty to Keurboom Communications Limited for breaches of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations. Keurboom had made nearly 100 million automated marketing calls over an 18 month period! More …

Internet-enabled sex toy maker falls foul of data privacy laws to the tune of $10,000 per customer

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A $3.75m fine has been handed down to Canadian parent company, Standard Innovation, for secretly gathering personal information from users of the We-Vibe smart vibrator. This case highlights the risks for business and customers associated with big-data and the increasing inter-connectivity of our devices, known as the 'Internet of Things'. More …