News stories posted during July 2012

ICO gets ready to fine the worst PECR offenders

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05/07/2012 by:

The UK Information Commissioner's Office, the ICO, says that it is working towards identifying the worst offenders against the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations. In the past year, it received 7,000 complaints about unsolicited phon...

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First Data applies for processor BCRs

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06/07/2012 by:

Just a month after the EU Article 29 Data Protection Working Party adopted its Working Document on Processor Binding Corporate Rules, First Data announced at the Privacy Laws & Business 25th Annual International Conference this week that it has...

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BA in spotlight over customer privacy

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12/07/2012 by:

British Airways (BA)  plans to research passengers using Google search prior to their flights. The search of images would facilitate British Airways team to ‘recognise specific customers so they can be proactively approached’.  A British Airways...

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Consultation on EU DP proposals open until 20 August

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20/07/2012 by:

The Justice Select Committee is asking for written evidence for its new inquiry into the EU Data Protection Framework Proposals. The Justice Select Committee will give its opinion to the European Scrutiny Committee on the EU Commission’s proposals...

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UK ICO says Google may be in breach of its Street View Undertaking

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27/07/2012 by:

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced today that Google has now confirmed it still has some additional payload data from the UK and other countries collected by its Street View cars prior to May 2010. Google said in 2010 that it...

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