Category Archives: Privacy

Coronavirus and Police Use of Drones

The police have an important rule to play in the current coronavirus lockdown.  However their actions must at all times be proportionate, transparent and (above all) lawful. Only yesterday, British Transport Police admitted they had wrongly charged a woman who was … Continue reading

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Amazon: What does it know about us?

By Susan Wolf If you are like me, and currently self-isolating, then it is entirely possible that you are spending more time than usual browsing the internet, doing online shopping, buying books on your Kindle or watching movies on Amazon … 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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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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First Two GDPR Enforcement Notices – Lessons Learnt

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) recently served only its second Enforcement Notice for breaches of the GDPR. The first Enforcement Notice was issued in July 2018 against a Canadian company, AggregateIQ Data Services Ltd (AIQ). Strangely it was not published on … 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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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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