Data protection and FOI

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 …

ICO fines charities for fundraising data breaches

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On 6 December the ICO announced that it had issued monetary penalties of £25,000 and £18,000 to two of the UK's best known charities, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the British Heart Foundation. More …

Stop press: New data protection rules to apply from 25 May 2018

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The timetable for Europe-wide reform of data protection legislation has finally been set. More …

Fines, consultations, exports and openness: It's been a busy 24 hours!

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It's been a very busy few days for IG professionals. Here's a quick round up in case you missed anything: More …

From Safe Harbor to the 'Privacy Shield': US data exports revisited

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On 2 December the EU Commission announced the basis for an agreement with US authorities on a replacement for Safe Harbor, to be known as the 'EU-US Privacy Shield'. More …

Data Protection Day

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Data Protection day is celebrating its 10th birthday today. A day aimed at raising awareness of data protection issues and to promote privacy and data protection best practices. More …

Top 6 questions in-house lawyers should be asking in preparation for data protection reforms

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The General Data Protection Regulation represents the biggest reform of data protection law for decades. It's therefore vital that organisations are fully prepared for the new rules. But where exactly do you begin? More …