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What Way Forward on Information Rights Regulation? The UK Information Commissioner’s Office Launches a Major Consultation – David Erdos

The UK Information Commissioner Office (ICO) has launched a major consultation on three draft documents related to its regulatory approach: an overarching Regulatory Action Policy, Statutory Guidance on Data Protection Act 2018 Action  and Statutory Guidance related to its Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations (PECR) Powers. These documents would replace the ICO’s Regulatory Action Policy produced in 2018 which sat under its 2017-2021 Strategic Plan (but has yet to be updated). Continue reading

The ICO’s Draft Data Protection and Journalism Code: A First Look, Part 1 – David Erdos

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) presaged major changes in the governance of personal information including (and perhaps especially) in the UK.  Nevertheless, three and a half years since it first applied (and despite proposals for further reforms now being advanced) even changes at the purely legal level are still percolating through. Continue reading

ICO signals its intentions on cyber security: large companies need to lead by example – Ashley Hurst and Nina Lazic

The ICO has issued DSG Retail Limited, the owner of Currys PC World and Dixons Travel stores, with a sizeable fine under pre-GDPR legislation. The ICO’s decision is a must-read for all organisations (and particularly for large, nationwide, retailers), with the ICO setting out its expectations as to the “appropriate technical and organisational” measures which companies must take to protect personal data. Continue reading

News: ICO issues Annual Report, 2016-2016: More than 20,000 complaints and over £2m in monetary penalties

ico_blue_flex_logoThe Information Commissioner’s Office has released its annual report for 2015-2016.  This is is Christoper Graham’s last annual report after 7 years in office. Mr Graham said that there had been a year of “real achievement”. He said “We have delivered on our objectives, responding to new challenges, and preparing for big changes, particularly in the data protection and privacy field.” Continue reading

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