Category Archives: Data Sharing

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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Google v Lloyd- Representative action for damages fails under the DPA 1998

  As more individuals become aware of the way in which organisations such as Facebook, and Google have used their personal data unlawfully, then the prospect of litigation, and class actions, seems increasingly likely.  However, the recent case of Lloyd … Continue reading

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The Subject Access Right Under GDPR

When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25th May 2018, it will introduce a number of new obligations on Data Controllers which will require them, amongst other things, to review their approach to personal data breaches, … Continue reading

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New Data Sharing Powers in the Digital Economy Bill

Much has been written about the complexities of the current legal regime relating to public sector data sharing. Over the years this blog has covered many stops and starts by the government when attempting to make the law clearer. The … Continue reading

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The revised ICO Privacy Notices Code and GDPR

Earlier this month the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published its revised Privacy Notices Code of Practice. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), a Data Controller should issue a privacy notice to Data Subjects whenever personal data is gathered from … Continue reading

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New Data Sharing Consultation

In February the Government launched a consultation on introducing laws to allow more citizens’ data to be used for ancillary purposes by the public sector. It says: “Proportionate, secure and well-governed information sharing between public authorities can improve the lives … Continue reading

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SMILE! You’re on our Mailing List!

Charity envelope time again.  And yet again another organisation I had no relationship with at all. This time it was a big one with offices in…are you ready… UK, USA, India, China, Philippines, Latin America, Mexico, Brazil, Africa, Indonesia, Vietnam, Middle East & North Africa and Bangladesh. Surprisingly in all these … Continue reading

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