Monthly Archives: July 2019

A New (GDPR) Data Sharing Code

The law on data sharing is a minefield clouded with myths and misunderstandings. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) recently launched a consultation on an updated draft code of practice on this subject. Before drafting the new code, the ICO launched … Continue reading

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Subject Access Requests for Paper Records

The old Data Protection Act 1998 not only gave Data Subjects a right to see their personal data held on computer but also that which was held on paper records which were held in a “relevant filing system”. A recent … Continue reading

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Act Now launches Law Enforcement Data Processing Policy Pack (Part 3 DPA 2018)

Organisations with a role in preventing and detecting crime (e.g. councils, police, regulatory bodies etc.) not only have to comply with GDPR but also Part 3 of the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) which applies to the processing of … Continue reading

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The BA and Marriot Data Breaches: The ICO takes its gloves off!

This week we saw the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) finally signal its intention to use its powers to issue to issue Monetary Penalty Notices (fines) under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  Two Notices of Intent have been issued.  Both … Continue reading

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Act Now’s FOI Practitioner Certificate: The Story So Far

At the end of 2018 Act Now announced the launch of its new FOI Practitioner Certificate. In keeping with the company’s ethos of delivering on the ground practical training, the new course is designed to meet the needs of practitioners … Continue reading

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Freedom of Information comes to Scottish Registered Social Landlords

The social housing sector already prides itself on being open and accountable to tenants. But from  11 November 2019, registered social landlords (RSLs) in Scotland will acquire new transparency obligations under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA). After years … Continue reading

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