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UK government committed to GDPR

21/06/2017 by:

In the Queen’s Speech (outlining the new government’s programme) today, the UK government has made its intention clear to legislate to ‘ensure that the United Kingdom retains its world-class regime protecting personal data’ by implementing the EU...

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ICO issues revised guidance on Subject Access Requests

21/06/2017 by:

The ICO has published a revised Subject Access Code of Practice. The ICO states that organisations should adopt a positive outlook on Subject Access Requests (SARs) – apart from fulfilling a legal right this is an ‘opportunity for you to improve...

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Morrisons supermarket chain fined for not respecting email opt-outs

20/06/2017 by:

The supermarket chain Morrisons has been fined by the ICO £10,500 for not respecting customer opt-outs from marketing emails. The case, in breach of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulation (PECR), was initiated by a complaint from a...

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ICO issues Information Rights Strategic Plan

30/05/2017 by:

Elizabeth Denham marked 25 May last week, exactly a year before the GDPR applies in the UK and the other European Economic Area Member States by three initiatives, including issuing the ICO’s new Information Rights Strategic Plan 2017 – 2021. The...

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Information Commissioner to investigate use of data analytics for political purposes including companies operating internationally

17/05/2017 by:

Elizabeth Denham, UK Information Commissioner, has announced today that she has launched a formal investigation into the use of data analytics for political purposes.  In response to a question from PL&B, she confirmed in open session at the ICO...

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