Category Archives: Data Protection

Act Now Launches New RIPA E Learning Course

The Investigatory Powers Commissioner’s Office (IPCO), like its predecessor the Office of the Surveillance Commissioner(OSC), undertakes inspections of public authorities to ensure their compliance with Part 2 of the Regulation of Investigatory Act 2000 (RIPA).A common feature of an IPCO report into a council is the highlighting of the lack of regular refresher training … Continue reading

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The Marriott Data Breach Fine

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a fine to Marriott International Inc for a cyber security breach which saw the personal details of millions of hotel guests being accessed by hackers. The fine does not come as a surprise as it follows a Notice of Intent, issued in July 2018. The amount of £18.4 million though is … Continue reading

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Ibrahim Hasan on the BBC

The last week has been really busy day for our managing director and data protection expert, Ibrahim Hasan, with a frenzy of media interviews. Well not quite a “frenzy” but three is a start! Ibrahim was first interviewed on BBC … Continue reading

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PrivSec London Conference: Act Now Announces Winners of Free Tickets

Act Now is pleased to announce the winners of the 7 free delegate tickets for the  PrivSec London Conference taking place on 4th and 5th February 2020. We are exhibiting at this two day event which will deliver  top-level strategic content, insights, networking, and discussion around data … Continue reading

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Viva Las Vegas

Act Now is pleased to announce that Ibrahim Hasan has accepted an invitation to address the 21st Annual NAPCP Commercial Card and Payment Conference in Las Vegas, April 6-9 2020. The NAPCP is a membership-based professional association committed to advancing … Continue reading

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GDPR, Class Actions and the Right to Compensation

In November 2018 we reported the decision of the English High Court in the case of Lloyd v Google [2018] EWHC 2599 (QB). In summary, Mr Lloyd, who is a consumer protection champion, was attempting to bring a ‘class action’ … Continue reading

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GDPR Subject Access Time Limits Reconsidered

Just like its predecessor (DPA 2018), the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives Data Subjects a right to make a Subject Access Request (SAR) to a Data Controller. This means that they can obtain: Confirmation that their data is being … 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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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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