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ICO Publishes Detailed Guidance on Criminal Offence Data

17 Nov 2020

Earlier this month, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) published detailed guidance discussing the use of criminal offence data in detail. Data Protection Officers and information governance teams should review the latest guidance to ensure RPs meet the obligations set out in the new…

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Forbes Solicitors Offers New Complaints Self-Assessment Support For Landlords

10 Nov 2020

Forbes Solicitors is urging registered providers of housing to look beyond lockdown and remember to complete a new self-assessment for the Housing Ombudsman's Complaint Handling Code. Introduced in July this year, the Code requires landlords to self-assess by 31st December 2020 in a move to…

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Data Protection at the End of the Transition Period

28 Oct 2020

As the Brexit transition period comes to an end on 31st December 2020, organisations now need to begin to prepare for changes to the way in which they work from 1st January 2021. Whilst there continues to be uncertainty as to whether any deal will be reached with the EU, organisations should be aware…

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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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