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UK government adopts draft Brexit withdrawal agreement

15/11/2018 by:

Last night, the cabinet agreed a draft withdrawal agreement on the UK’s exit from, and future relationship with the European Union. In terms of data protection, the documents reaffirms the UK government’s commitment to a high level of data...

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ICO prosecution results in a first-ever prison sentence

13/11/2018 by:

In a prosecution under the Computer Misuse Act, a motor industry employee who had unlawfully accessed thousands of customer records has been sentenced to six months in prison.  Mustafa Kasim, who worked for accident repair firm Nationwide Accident...

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ICO plans to fine Eldon Insurance and Leave.EU for breach of marketing regulations

06/11/2018 by:

The ICO has today issued its notice of intent to fine Eldon Insurance (trading as Go Skippy) £60,000 for contraventions of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (PECR), and £75,000 on Leave.EU also for PECR breaches. The ICO...

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ICO confirms Facebook’s £500,000 fine and is to give evidence in Parliament on political influencing

26/10/2018 by:

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Facebook £500,000 for serious breaches of data protection law in the context of its wide-ranging investigation into the use of data analytics for political purposes. The company’s representatio...

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DPAs debate data ethics in Brussels at their 40th Conference and adopt AI declaration

26/10/2018 by:

The International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC), which convened in Brussels this week, has adopted a declaration on ethics and data protection in artificial intelligence (AI). The DPAs are determined to contribut...

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