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Dan Crayford

About Dan Crayford

Dan joined Forbes in 2014, gaining experience in complex insurance litigation which involved advising clients in the construction and public sectors. In early 2017, Dan joined the Commercial team and moved to specialise in advising clients in the public, quasi-public and third sectors, predominantly in the fields of construction, procurement, social housing regulation, and education governance. Dan has a particular interest in contracts and procurement law, with a focus on advising registered providers of social housing, educational institutions, and other public and charitable organisations. Dan has worked with a range of clients in these sectors including registered providers of social housing of all sizes, maintained schools to MATs, other charities and community entities including CIOs, and CICs. Dan also regularly advises organisations from all sectors on data protection and freedom of information matters, including GDPR, PECR, and Environmental Information Regulations.

Faraday Development Limited v West Berkshire Council – concerning dodgy package deals

When is a public works contract a public works contract? On 14 November 2018, the Court of Appeal handed down judgment on the question on whether a future commitment in a development agreement entered into by West Berkshire Council constituted … Read more

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ICO prosecution results in first custodial sentence for data misuse

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has successfully prosecuted a car repair worker for stealing customer data, resulting in the first jail sentence for an offence brought under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. Mustafa Kasim, a former employee of Nationwide Accident … Read more

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ICO Issues Fines for Failure to Pay the Data Protection Fee

On 26 September 2018, the ICO reported that it had begun formal enforcement action against 34 organisations that have failed to pay the new data protection fee. These organisations span across many sectors, including the NHS, recruitment, finance, government and accounting. … Read more

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Information Commissioner’s Annual Report and Financial Statements 2017-18

On the 20 July 2018 the ICO published its Annual Report and Financial Statements 2017-18, specifically covering the period from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018. With the introduction this year of GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018, … Read more

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Ticketmaster’s data breach and don’t forget about PECR!

With the advent of GDPR and its marked increase in responsibilities and potential sanctions, the importance of responding quickly to data breaches and cooperating with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has never been higher. This was exemplified by on 23rd June … Read more

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We don’t talk anymore – Sir Cliff Richard wins privacy case against BBC

Sir Cliff Richard has today won a privacy case against the BBC over its coverage of a police raid of his home, the High Court awarding the singer £210,000 in damages. Richard, who sued both the BBC and South Yorkshire … Read more

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Facebook and the Cambridge Analytica Fine – A Huge GDPR Warning

Social network giants Facebook have this week been issued with the maximum £500,000 fine for its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which saw users’ data being harvested and subsequently exploited for targeted political marketing. Following the much publicised investigation, … Read more

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GDPR in the Insurance Sector – what has changed?

Having been looming on the horizon since 2016, GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 are now in full force and effect. Insurers, claims handlers, loss adjustors, and solicitors all handle vast quantities and categories of personal data relating to … Read more

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Happy GDPR Day! General Data Protection Regulation comes into force today

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in the UK today and will apply to all ‘controllers‘ and ‘processors‘ of ‘personal data’. The GDPR is a substantial and ambitious piece of legislation which aims to overhaul attitudes towards … Read more

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ICO Flexes its Muscles in Warm-up for GDPR – Double offender fined £325,000

The current cap on Monetary Penalty Notices for Data Protection Act 1998 breaches is £500,000. That cap is going up to EUR 20,000,000 tomorrow with the coming into force of GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 and, to celebrate … Read more

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