Tag Archives: ICO

A New (GDPR) Data Sharing Code

The law on data sharing is a minefield clouded with myths and misunderstandings. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) recently launched a consultation on an updated draft code of practice on this subject. Before drafting the new code, the ICO launched … 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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GDPR: One Year on

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 came into force on 25th May 2018 with much fanfare. The biggest change to data protection law in 20 years, with GDPR carrying a maximum fine of 20 million … 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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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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Public Health Funerals, Heir Hunters and Freedom of Information

  Local authorities are seeing a substantial increase in the number of Freedom of Information (FOI) requests from heir tracing companies for information about those who have had public health funerals. Recent appeal decisions from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) … Continue reading

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The ICO and Seven Shades of Grey

If you’ve nothing to do at lunchtime and you’re an experienced DP person try the ICO quiz on the difference between Data Controllers and Data Processors. You can find it here. After all it’s not a hard quiz. Data Controllers … Continue reading

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