News stories posted during June 2016

Investigatory Powers Bill moves to the House of Lords

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09/06/2016 by:

The legislative process on the Investigatory Powers Bill came to an end in the House of Commons on 7 June and the Bill moved to the House of Lords, where the first reading took place yesterday.  The second reading – and the general debate on all...

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UK adults try to hide data from businesses but would share it if their privacy were guaranteed

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15/06/2016 by:

Some 47% of people surveyed would be happy to share personal data with Internet companies if their privacy were guaranteed, the ICO’s annual tracking survey for 2016 reveals. 61% said that they do try to hide their personal data when using Interne...

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ICO guidance on GDPR by the end of the year

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20/06/2016 by:

The ICO says that in the next six months, it will issue guidance on: • An overview of the GDPR • Individuals’ rights • Contracts • Consent, and a Privacy notices code of practice.   The ICO also continues to be active at the European level...

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Parliament urges annual reporting to ICO on cyber issues

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22/06/2016 by:

The House of Commons’ Culture Media and Sports Committee recommends that organisations holding large amounts of personal data should report annually to the ICO on cyber security aspects. They call for reporting on staff cyber-awareness training;...

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ICO comments on referendum result

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27/06/2016 by:

Following the UK’s referendum vote to leave the European Union, an ICO spokesperson said on Friday 24 June: “The Data Protection Act remains the law of the land irrespective of the referendum result." “If the UK is not part of the EU, then upcomin...

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ICO In talks with the government over future of UK DP

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28/06/2016 by:

Speaking today at the ICO's Annual Report launch event, Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham, said that the ICO will discuss the impact of Brexit on DP reform with the government. However, he would not want to comment on what form the futu...

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