Category Archives: Data Protection

The Data Protection Act 2018 – Pre and Post Brexit

The Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) came into force on 25th May 2018, alongside the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Much has been written about it, both right and wrong. The purpose of the DPA 2018 is nicely summarised by the … Continue reading

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GDPR Practitioner Certificate: New Course For London

By popular demand Act Now Training has added an extra course in London for its GDPR Practitioner Certificate. This course is aimed at those undertaking the role of Data Protection Officer under GDPR whether in the public or the private sector.It … Continue reading

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The Facebook Data Breach Fine Explained

  On 24th October the Information Commissioner imposed a fine (monetary penalty) of £500,000 on Facebook Ireland and Facebook Inc (which is based in California, USA) for breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998.  In doing so the Commissioner levied the maximum fine … Continue reading

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Act Now launches GDPR Policy Pack

The first fine was issued recently under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by the Austrian data protection regulator. Whilst relatively modest at 4,800 Euros, it shows that regulators are ready and willing to exercise their GDPR enforcement powers. Article … Continue reading

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Equifax Ltd fined £500,000 for significant breaches of the DPA 1998

On 20th September the Information Commissioner issued Equifax Ltd with a £500, 000 monetary penalty, the biggest fine it has issued to date, and the maximum allowed under the Data Protection Act 1998.  Although half a million pounds might sound a … Continue reading

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Facebook Fan page administrators need to be GDPR compliant

  By Susan Wolf In our previous blog we considered the recent, and much awaited, decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union  (CJEU) on the status of Facebook fan page users [1]. After protracted litigation in the German … Continue reading

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Decision: Facebook Fan Page Administrators are Data Controllers

By Susan Wolf On 5th June 2018 the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered its long awaited Facebook fan page decision. The case concerned the definition of data controller under the now repealed Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC [1] and in … Continue reading

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