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ICO Publishes Updated Subject Access Request Guidance

21 Oct 2020

The ICO has today announced that it has published its updated its 'Right of Access Detailed Guidance'. A copy of the guidance can be found here - https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-data-protection/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/right-of-access/ This…

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Sky High Fine: ICO fines British Airways £20m for data breach

21 Oct 2020

Sky High Fine: ICO fines British Airways £20m for data breach The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has fined British Airways (BA) £20m has fined British Airways - the biggest such penalty to date - for failing to protect data resulting in more than 400,000 of its customers…

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35 Million Fine for Illegal Employee Data Collection

20 Oct 2020

It has been reported earlier this month that the Swedish clothing retailer, H&M has been fined more than €35 million by the German data protection authority, after it was found to have unlawfully collected employee data of some of its employees in Germany. This is the highest level of fine…

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ICO Conducts Compulsory Audit of the DfE

13 Oct 2020

On 7 October 2020, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) published the outcome of a compulsory audit of the Department for Education (DfE) earlier in the year. The audit found that data protection was not being prioritised and this affected the DfE's ability to comply with the GDPR and…

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EU-US Privacy Shield invalidated - What does this mean for you?

13 Oct 2020

The transfer of personal data from outside the European Union to a third country is prohibited under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) unless certain safeguards are met. These safeguards include: · Under Article 45, GDPR - where there is a European Commission adequacy decision…

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ICO Launches Accountability Framework

13 Oct 2020

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has published its Accountability Framework to help organisations manage their data protection compliance and understand how they can comply with the General Data Protection Regulation's (GDPR) accountability principle. Article 5(2) of the GDPR…

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H&M fined over 35 Million for Employee Data Collection

13 Oct 2020

It has been reported earlier this week that the Swedish clothing retailer, H&M has been fined more than €35 million ($41 million) by the German data protection authority, after it was found to have unlawfully collected employee data of some of its employees in Germany. This is the highest level…

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Court grants injunction following data breach

13 Oct 2020

It has recently been reported that the High Court awarded an interim injunction preventing a local resident from publishing sensitive personal information that was wrongly disclosed by the social services department in the London Borough of Redbridge. Background In the matter of London Borough…

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Educational Websites & the ICO's Code of Practice

23 Sep 2020

On 2 September 2020, the ICO's Age Appropriate Design Code (known as the Children's Code) came into force. The Children's Code sets out 15 standards that online services should meet to protect children's privacy whilst online. The Children's Code is a statutory code of conduct…

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