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ICO: The GDPR regime will not mean changes in its appetite for fining

09/08/2017 by:

The government’s statement of intent on Monday this week to legislate in GDPR-style also confirmed GDPR-level fines, but the Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, says that maximum fines will not become the norm. Writing in a blog today,...

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UK Government announces its plans for new Data Protection Bill

07/08/2017 by:

The Data Protection Bill will implement into UK law the GDPR derogations and the EU Data Protection Law Enforcement Directive, the government announced today. The majority of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provisions will...

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64 member GPEN intensifies work on international enforcement

01/08/2017 by:

The Data Protection Authorities’ Global Privacy Enforcement Network, GPEN, has increased its information exchange by way of conference calls. The network, which at the end of 2016 consisted of 64 privacy enforcement authorities in 47 jurisdictions...

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EU LIBE committee still critical about EU-US Privacy Shield

25/07/2017 by:

“Deficiencies still remain and must be urgently resolved to ensure that the Privacy Shield does not suffer from critical weaknesses”, says Claude Moraes, Chair, the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE),...

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ICO issues record number of PECR penalties

13/07/2017 by:

 The ICO issued, in the past 12 months, more fines for PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations) breaches than ever before. The ICO’s 2016-17 Annual Report, issued today, reveals that the ICO issued 23 penalties totalling £1,923,000....

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