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Dan Crayford

About Dan Crayford

Dan Crayford is a lawyer in the Corporate and Commercial Department at Forbes Solicitors. Dan provides updates for clients on a range of commercial and quasi-commercial issues including contracts, projects, procurement, governance, data protection and freedom of information, and charity law.

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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It’s official! Data Protection Act 2018 given Royal Assent today

Today, the Queen gave Royal Assent to the Data Protection Act 2018, which was first announced in the Queen’s Speech on the 21st June 2017, as mentioned in a previous blog. The new act comes into effect on Friday 25 … Read more

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GDPR update: No longer a requirement to notify with the ICO…but a fee hike above the rate of inflation

As of 25 May 2018, the fees that data controllers pay to the ICO are changing. A data controller is the legal person or body which determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. Essentially this means … Read more

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#GDPR Week – 100 Days to Prepare

This week marks 100 days to go until the coming into force of the General Data Protection Regulation in the United Kingdom. The ICO has confirmed that there will be no “grace period” come 25 May; GDPR was published in 2016 … Read more

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