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ICO plans to sanction Facebook with maximum £500,000 fine under 1998 DP Act

11/07/2018 by:

On issuing an interim report on its investigation into the use of data analytics in political campaigns, the ICO plans to fine Facebook £500,000 for two breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998. Facebook now has a chance to respond to the...

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MPs: UK should start adequacy talks as soon as possible

05/07/2018 by:

The Exiting the European Union parliamentary committee states that the UK should start adequacy talks with the EU as soon as possible. The Committee says that the chances of an adequacy decision, and a close involvement in how data protection laws...

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ICO sets priorities for regulatory action

21/06/2018 by:

In its draft Regulatory Action Policy, the ICO promises to continue its existing enforcement style based on education and encouraging compliance rather than being an overly strict enforcer. It says that it aims to ‘be effective, proportionate,...

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UK government makes a case for a legally binding data protection agreement with EU

15/06/2018 by:

In a recently issued technical note, the UK government argues that a legally binding agreement would be more beneficial both for the UK and the EU than an adequacy decision. After Brexit, the UK will be regarded as a third country and will need to...

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Jay Fedorak appointed as Jersey’s new Information Commissioner

15/06/2018 by:

Jersey has today announced that Dr Jay Fedorak has been appointed as Information Commissioner starting in his new role on 2 July. He will be responsible for regulating both Jersey’s data protection and freedom of information laws and representing...

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