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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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ICO Launches Accountability Framework

18 Sep 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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Data Breach Trends Show Reported Incidents are Falling

17 Sep 2020

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has published its recent data security incident trends for the first quarter of 2020/2021. The figures published are compiled by the ICO and are based upon the number of personal data breaches reported to them. The figures show how many incidents have…

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Court rejects 19 of 20 data protection claims against employer

16 Sep 2020

In the recent case of Kathryn Hopkins v Revenue & Customs Commissioners [2020] EWHC 2355 (QB), the High Court struck out most claims brought by a civil servant against her employer. This article will focus on some of the 20 data protection claims under the General Data Protection Regulation (EU)…

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Private RPs not Subject to Environmental Information Regulations

13 Aug 2020

The Upper Tribunal has recently published its judgment in the case of The Information Commissioner v Poplar Housing Association and Regeneration Community Association confirming that private registered providers of social housing (RPs) are not subject to the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (…

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Private RPs not Subject to Environmental Information Regulations

28 Jul 2020

The Upper Tribunal has recently published its judgment in the case of The Information Commissioner v Poplar Housing Association and Regeneration Community Association confirming that private registered providers of social housing (RPs) are not subject to the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (…

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Test and Trace, Customer Details and Data Protection

03 Jul 2020

As we prepare for further measures to ease the current restrictions in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the government has confirmed that these restrictions are being eased with the support of the NHS' contact tracing system. In guidance published yesterday, the government confirmed…

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