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Government proposes to amend the Investigatory Powers Act

01/12/2017 by:

The government has launched a consultation on The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA) in light of the 2016 decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union. The CJEU said that the UK’s law was incompatible with EU law. The government accepte...

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ICO issues more GDPR guidance and confirms that BCRs will continue

23/11/2017 by:

The guidance, issued on 21 November, puts together information about guidance previously issued by the ICO, and links to guidance by the EU Article 29 Working Party. The ‘what’s new’ section will be updated monthly to highlight and link to what’s...

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Lords propose a data ethics code of practice

21/11/2017 by:

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara (Labour) has proposed that within six months of passing the Data Protection Act, the Information Commissioner should prepare an ethics code of practice for data controllers. He suggested that in issuing the code, the...

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PL&B joins a group to advise the House of Lords on the UK’s Data Protection Bill

02/11/2017 by:

On 31 October, Stewart Dresner, PL&B’s Chief Executive, joined a small group of data protection law specialists to advise peers, led by Lord Tim Clement-Jones, on the Data Protection Bill. He is the peer leading the Upper Chamber in the Committee...

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The ICO retains its international outlook

19/10/2017 by:

PL&B attended an IAPP event in London at Dentons on 17 October with Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham, who made comments on several international issues. The ICO wants to stay involved with the EU Art. 29 Data Protection Working Party...

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