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Data & Privacy


Secret 'wealth-screening' by charities breaks data laws

Published on 20 March 2017. By Victoria Noto, Associate

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An ICO investigation into charity fundraising practices has led to two charities being fined and eleven being issued with Notices of Intent to fine.

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Italian data protection authority issues fines totalling more than €11m for illegal data processing

Published on 14 March 2017. By Eliot Henderson, Associate

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The fines are thought to be the highest ever issued by a European data protection authority.

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Couple awarded £17,000 damages for distress caused by neighbour's CCTV surveillance

22 February 2017

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The compensation is an example of the rise of "distress" claims as a result of breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA).

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Brexit does not spell the end of the GDPR

08 February 2017

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The General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR) is due to become law on 25 May 2018. As this will be before “Brexit” (Britain’s exit from the EU) takes effect, the GDPR will apply in the UK from that date.

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Investigatory Powers Act gets royal assent

Published on 02 December 2016. By Oliver Murphy, Associate

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This week, the Queen gave royal assent to the Investigatory Powers Bill (aka "The Snoopers Charter"), marking the end of the controversial bill's passage into law.

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ICO issues record £400,000 fine for TalkTalk data breach

11 October 2016

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The record fine is an indication that the new Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, is looking to take a robust approach to enforcement ahead of the introduction of the GDPR in May 2018.

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Max Schrems toppled Safe Harbor – will the Model Clauses be next?

27 May 2016

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On Monday, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner announced that it intends to seek clarification on the legal status of the EU Standard Contractual Clauses (the Model Clauses).

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ICO updates Direct Marketing Guidance

04 April 2016

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On 24 March 2016 the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) published a long-awaited update to its Direct Marketing Guidance (the Guidance).

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CofA injuncts revelation of celebrity's extramarital threesome

Published on 23 March 2016. By Alex Wilson, Associate

The Court of Appeal has granted a privacy injunction (its first since 2011) to prevent the Sun on Sunday revealing details of a well-known entertainer’s extramarital threesome (PJS v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 100).

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Changes to data protection regulation – what could it mean for you?

07 March 2016

The new General Data Protection Regulation fundamentally rewrites the way data processing happens across the EU. Hear more from Olly Bray.

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