News stories posted during June 2012

Poor data destruction of sexual health and staff data leads to £325,000 highest ever fine by UK ICO

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01/06/2012 by:

The UK Information Commissioner (ICO) announced today a record fine of £325,000 on Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust over failure to properly dispose of around 1,000 computer hard drives. As a result, 252 hard drives,...

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Linklaters obtains Binding Corporate Rules approval

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13/06/2012 by:

Linklaters’ Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) were approved by the UK Information Commissioner on 1 June 2012, making it the first law firm to achieve this approval. The ICO acted as the lead authority with the Belgian Privacy Commission and Data...

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Government publishes draft Communications Data Bill

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18/06/2012 by:

The draft Communications Data Bill would give intelligence services and the police new, extensive powers to monitor communications data (subscriber data, use data and traffic data). While RIPA (The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act) already...

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UK businesses worried about future DP administrative burdens

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28/06/2012 by:

The summary of responses to the Ministry of Justice’s call for evidence on the European Commission's proposed data protection legislation reveals that a large number of respondents thought that the proposed Regulation would represent an...

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