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ICO fines Midlothian Council £140,000 - ICO's highest ever fine for data breaches
The Information Commissioner's Office (the "ICO") has fined Midlothian Council £140,000 for five separate security breaches, which involved accidental disclosure of confidential and sensitive personal data about children and carers to the wrong recipients. The breaches, which took place between Marc...
Damages for unauthorised access to medical records
A judge has awarded £12,500 to a man whose pre-existing personality disorder was exacerbated after his partner accessed his medical records and challenged him about his mental illness. The woman obtained unauthorised access while employed as a nurse by Plymouth Hospital NHS Trust and it was ag...
Undercover reporting - 'Cablegate'
On 20 December 2010 the Daily Telegraph published a report based on secretly recorded conversations with the Business Secretary Vince Cable. The reporters from the Telegraph had gained access to Mr Cable's advice surgery by falsely representing themselves as Liberal Democrat supporters. During the ...
The Stig reveals himself
Ben Collins is the second man to play the part of the anonymous racing driver “The Stig” in the BBC's popular Top Gear programme. He is also the second Stig unable to resist revealing his identity, on this occasion in a book entitled "The Man in the White Suit". Despite the BBC’s best efforts to ...
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This blog features regular postings on developments in UK privacy law written by specialist lawyers at RPC. The postings are intended to keep RPC's Privacy Law Handbook (see below) as up-to-date as possible and while postings do refer readers to relevant sections of the book, we hope and intend that the blog will also be a useful source of current information to those without access to the book.