News stories posted during June 2017

EU Commission seeks views on EU-US Privacy Shield compliance

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07/06/2017 by:

To help it conduct the first annual review of the EU-US Privacy Shield, the EU Commission has issued a questionnaire to trade bodies and some other organisations in order to seek feedback on compliance issues. The annual review, to take place in...

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Morrisons supermarket chain fined for not respecting email opt-outs

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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 revised guidance on Subject Access Requests

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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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UK government committed to GDPR

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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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Microsoft makes changes to its DP compliance as a result of regulatory action in France

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29/06/2017 by:

Microsoft has made changes to how it processes personal data as a direct response to a formal notice in July 2016 by France’s Data Protection Authority, the CNIL. At the time, the regulator said that the company had excessive data collection...

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