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Book Review: Blackstone’s’ Guide to the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 by Simon McKay (@simonmckay)

The Investigatory Powers Act received Royal Assent on 29 November 2016. Nicknamed “the Snoopers’ Charter”, the Act provides that communications service providers may be required by the Secretary of State to retain communications data, for up to 12 months, where it … Continue reading

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GDPR: The New ICO Fees Regime

25th May 2018, when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, will see the end of the current Notification regime under the Data Protection Act 1998. Until recently, Data Controllers looked set to save a little money and … Continue reading

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Act Now Launches New Certificate in IG for Health and Social Care

Today ANT launched a new style of certificate course. It’s not a one day course, it’s not a practitioner certificate – it fits in between the two and is intended as a primer in all aspects of information law for … Continue reading

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Act Now Launches New GDPR E-Learning Course

In December, a nursing auxiliary was fined for accessing a patient’s medical records without a valid legal reason.  In November a charity employee was prosecuted after he sent spreadsheets containing the information of vulnerable clients to his personal email address … Continue reading

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Freedom of Information: New Draft S.45 Code of Practice

Amongst all the hype about GDPR it is easy to miss developments in other areas of information law.  In November 2017, the Cabinet Office published the revised code of practice (under section 45 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000) … Continue reading

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GDPR Training Courses in Dubai

Act Now Training is pleased to announce two forthcoming GDPR training workshops in Dubai (UAE). The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will not just have an impact on Data Controllers and Data Processors in the European Union (EU). It will … Continue reading

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RIPA Surveillance Oversight and Inspection Regime Changes

By Steve Morris On 1st September 2017 Lord Justice Fulford commenced his new role as the Investigatory Powers Commissioner. Assisted by the Investigatory Powers Commissioner’s Office (IPCO), he will undertake the oversight functions of three previous Commissioners under the Regulation … Continue reading

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