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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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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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Industry group issues guidance on GDPR legitimate interests

12/07/2017 by:

The Data Protection Network (DPN) has published guidance on legitimate interests under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This practical tool is aimed at helping commercial and not-for-profit organisations to decide whether or not...

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ICO wants a strong international presence regardless of Brexit

10/07/2017 by:

The ICO has issued an international strategy which underlines its aim to retain a strong working relationship with its EU counterparts, as well as form new relationships and learn from other DPAs internationally. The ICO says that it will continue...

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