Category Archives: Data Protection

Footballers’ Personal Data: Ibrahim Hasan’s BBC Interview

On Tuesday there was an interesting story in the media about a group of footballers threatening legal action and seeking compensation for the trade in their personal data.  The use of data is widespread in every sport. It is not just used … Continue reading

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Ring Doorbells, Domestic CCTV and GDPR

The Daily Mail reports today that, “A female doctor is set to be paid more than £100,000 after a judge ruled that her neighbour’s Ring smart doorbell cameras breached her privacy in a landmark legal battle which could pave the way for … Continue reading

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International Transfers under the UK GDPR: What next?

In August, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) launched a public consultation on its much anticipated draft guidance for international transfers of personal data and associated transfer tools. The aim of the consultation is to explore how to address the realities of the UK’s … Continue reading

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Online GDPR Practitioner Certificate: Going from Strength to Strength

Act Now Training would like to congratulate all our delegates who have recently completed our online GDPR Practitioner Certificate. At the start of the Pandemic, we decided to offer our flagship classroom based GDPR Practitioner Certificate as an online option. We redesigned the … Continue reading

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First ICO GDPR Fine Reduced on Appeal

The first GDPR fine issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has been reduced by two thirds on appeal. In December 2019, Doorstep Dispensaree Ltd, a company which supplies medicines to customers and care homes, was the subject of a Monetary Penalty … Continue reading

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Government Consultation: Are you ready for UK GDPR 2.0?

On 10 September 2021, the UK Government launched a consultation entitled “Data: A new direction” intended “to create an ambitious, pro-growth and innovation-friendly data protection regime that underpins the trustworthy use of data.” Cynics will say that it is an attempt to water … Continue reading

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First GDPR Fine Issued to a Charity

On 8th July 2021, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) fined the transgender charity Mermaids £25,000 for failing to keep the personal data of its users secure.In particular this led to a breach of the Articles 5(l)(f) and 32(1) and (2) of the GDPR.  The ICO found that Mermaids … Continue reading

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GDPR News Roundup

So much has happened in the world of data protection recently. Where to start? International Transfers In April, the European Data Protection Board’s (EDPB) opinions (GDPR and Law Enforcement Directive (LED)) on UK adequacy were adopted. The EDPB has looked … Continue reading

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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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