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Jun
23
2017

First-tier Tribunal gives guidance on monetary penalties for data protection breaches

In LAD Media Ltd v ICO, a monetary penalty by the ICO for unsolicited marketing texts has been reduced on appeal by the First-Tier Tribunal (Information Rights)...

Jun
16
2017

Council fined £150,000 for a failure to redact sensitive personal data

Basildon Borough Council have been given a £150,000 fine by the Information Commissioner, after a statement in support of a householder’s planning application was published online in full without redacting..

May
26
2017

General Election 2017: Party Manifestos on Data Protection

Given the growing importance of data protection to our everyday life, it is unsurprising that the issue is mentioned in the manifestos for the upcoming General Election ..

May
12
2017

ICO fines: A reminder that organisations can be liable for third party errors

Two recent ICO fines totalling over £200,000 have shown that, even when an organisation does not immediately appear at fault, they can be held liable if they haven’t taken steps..

Apr
28
2017

Cyber Security Survey shows need for vigilant approach to data protection

The government recently published its 2017 Cyber Security Survey results..

Mar
23
2017

Barrister fined after accidentally uploading clients’ personal data online

The number of employees who describe themselves as “usually” working from home has increased by almost 20% over the last decade according to research carried out by the TUC in..

Feb
24
2017

Data Subject Access Requests – Court of Appeal limits scope of exceptions

The Data Protection Act gives individuals the right to make a Data Subject Access Request (DSAR) to find out what information an organisation holds about them. ..

Feb
09
2017

Holyoake v Candy- Sweet news for data controllers dealing with SARs

In a notable judgement, the High Court refused an application to order compliance with a subject access request (SAR) on the basis that searches had been reasonable and proportionate and..

Nov
25
2016

EU General Data Protection Regulations in a (nearly) post-Brexit UK…

Earlier in the year and before the Brexit results were announced we blogged on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the Regulation) and the impact that this would have on..

Oct
21
2016

“Private investigation” limits data privacy award

A county court judge has rejected comparisons with phone hacking when setting a level for a data privacy award against the Metropolitan and Greater Manchester Police. ..



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