News stories posted during 2011

UK Data Protection E-news - August 2011

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ICO publishes first private sector audit reports Current law fails to protect privacy Guernsey and Jersey consider joint DP Commissioner Government seeks views on a UK Bill of Rights Consultation on Open Data launched ICO consults on monetary...

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UK Data Protection E-news - July 2011

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ICO wants more private sector companies to volunteer for audits 1. ICO wants more private sector companies to volunteer for audits At the launch of his Annual Report today, the Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham, emphasised the need for...

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UK Data Protection E-news - June 2011

13/06/2011 by:

Court imposes fine of £73,700 on former T-Mobile employees ICO fines council £120,000 ICO website complies with cookie rules but provides no answers Justice Secretary, Kenneth Clarke, says no to Directive revision Bribery Act in force 1 July 1....

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UK Data Protection E-news - May 2011

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UK companies given one year to find solutions to cookie-consent Information Commissioner’s term of office proposed to be seven years Former ACS Law owner fined just £1,000 ICO publishes data sharing code ICO issues cookie advice 1. UK companies...

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UK Data Protection E-news - April 2011

20/04/2011 by:

PECR unwanted marketing phone call and e-mail breaches now punishable by £500,000 fine UK will require cookie consent but no immediate enforcement 1. PECR unwanted marketing phone call and e-mail breaches now punishable by £500,000 fine Amendments...

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UK Data Protection E-news - March 2011

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17,000 student records breached Bill of Rights on the agenda Government proposals for cookie compliance by end of March DMA suspends lead generation company from membership 1 . 17,000 student records breached The University of York has disclosed...

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UK Data Protection E-news - February 2011

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ICO seeks examples of cookie compliance Your views sought on ICO guidance Protection of Freedoms Bill will be debated 1 March Protection of Freedoms Bill announced ICO fines two councils £80,000 and £70,000 Two more fines are imminent, ICO says...

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UK Data Protection E-news - January 2011

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The Information Commissioner will become fully independent of the Ministry of Justice 1. The Information Commissioner will become fully independent of the Ministry of Justice The Information Commissioner’s Office has been requesting for a long tim...

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ICO: security breach notification form available online

03/11/2011 by:

The ICO has made available, on its website, an online form for informing the office about data breaches. The ICO wants to know about any previous incidents, whether any personal data is at risk, how many people have been affected, whether your...

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Justice Committee recommends custodial penalty for data theft

04/11/2011 by:

A report by the Justice Select Committee, published on 27 October, states that the MPs agree with the Information Commissioner Christopher Graham, who in his oral evidence told the Committee that the issue of custodial sentences for section 55...

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First Data wins BCR approval by mutual recognition

15/11/2011 by:

First Data (a leading e-commerce and payment card processor) received approval from the UK’s ICO on 14th November for its Binding Corporate Rules application, the 11th to be approved in the UK, and the first to have been started under the Mutual...

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ICO imposes fines of £80,000 and £60,000

29/11/2011 by:

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) used its enforcement powers in the form of civil monetary penalties (“fines”) on North Somerset Council and Worcestershire County Council on 28 November for their breaches of the Data Protection Act. Bot...

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One Commissioner to regulate all privacy and surveillance issues?

29/11/2011 by:

The House of Lords is proposing an amendment to the Protection of Freedoms Bill that would create a new role, a Privacy Commissioner with responsibility for individual privacy. This new office would incorporate the duties and functions of the...

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ICO issues record fine of £130,000

09/12/2011 by:

The Information Commissioner's Office has fined Powys County Council £130,000 for a serious breach of the Data Protection Act. While the upper limit is £500,000, this is the highest fine issued so far. In this case, details of a child protection...

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High Court orders closure of website for breach of DP Act

21/12/2011 by:

The High Court, in a hearing on 15th November, ordered the closure of a website www.solicitorsfromhell.co.uk , which invites dissatisfied clients to name and shame solicitors. The case was brought as a representative action by the Law Society on...

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