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Equifax fined maximum amount under DP Act 1998 for security breach

21/09/2018 by:

The ICO has issued Equifax Ltd with a £500,000 fine for failing to protect the personal information of up to 15 million UK citizens during a cyber attack in 2017. Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said: “Multinational data companies like...

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Law firms start collective action against BA

11/09/2018 by:

Law firm SPG Law has started the process of gathering names for a group action in the recent British Airways security breach that compromised more than 380,000 customers sensitive personal data. The data that was hacked included names, debit/credi...

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ICO seeks views on updating data sharing code

05/09/2018 by:

The ICO is in the process of revising its 2011 Data Sharing Code of Practice, and is accepting contributions until 10 September. The call for views is the first part of the work and a revised code is expected by the end of 2018. The ICO says that...

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Isle of Man modernises law to follow GDPR

23/08/2018 by:

The Isle of Man had adopted a short Data Protection Act 2018 which gives specific powers to introduce EU data protection provisions as part of Manx law. The provisions have now been implemented with The GDPR and LED (Law Enforcement Directive)...

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First UK collective action cases in the pipeline

20/08/2018 by:

Based on the GDPR’s Article 80 on individuals’ right of redress via collective (class) action, a group of UK residents whose Facebook data was harvested by Cambridge Analytica, is now threatening to sue for damages. Represented by law firm ITN...

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