Tag Archives: Data Protection

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, 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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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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Have you stopped speeding your car? Insurance companies and data protection.

  I went on a Speed Awareness Course recently. I was not alone as 1,207,570 people did in 2015 and the numbers for 2016 will certainly be higher. There was a wonderful cross section of the population there and two … Continue reading

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GDPR is here to stay but what happens next?

It’s official. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is here to stay; well beyond April 2019 when the UK is likely to finally leave the European Union. On 24th October 2016, the Secretary of State Karen Bradley MP used her … 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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DPO or not to DPO: The Data Protection Officer under GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is nearly upon us and one of the elements is the requirement for certain organisations to have a Data Protection Officer. This throws up some interesting issues. A qualified, experienced data protection officer is … Continue reading

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Privacy Notices under #GDPR: Have you noticed my notice?

Please also read our updated blog on privacy notices here. As you all know by now the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is here and it is (as predicted) starting to get various people fired up ready for its 2018 … Continue reading

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