News stories posted during August 2016

Government consulting DP stakeholders on Brexit implications

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01/08/2016 by:

Our government sources in the Department of Culture, Media and Sport tell us that they are keen to hear from stakeholders over the summer about their views on the future UK DP regime as government, business and other sectoral thinking evolves.  Th...

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Sage suffers data breach caused by unauthorised access

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17/08/2016 by:

UK software company Sage may have compromised personal information for employees at 280 UK businesses, the BBC reports. The company has informed the ICO which is investigating together with the police. It is understood that the breach was caused b...

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Suggested bulk powers have an operational purpose, Anderson review concludes

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22/08/2016 by:

The Independent Reviewer of terrorism legislation, David Anderson Q.C, says that there is a proven operational case for three of the bulk powers - bulk interception,  bulk acquisition of communications data and bulk personal datasets -  and that...

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Lessons to be learned at Cambridgeshire County Council

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24/08/2016 by:

The ICO, after its consensual audit at Cambridgeshire Country Council, expects that the council will improve its performance on responding to Subject Access Requests (SARs). At the moment, only 57% of requests receive a response within the statuto...

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ICO to investigate WhatsApp and Facebook data sharing

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31/08/2016 by:

The ICO is concerned about WhatsApp’s plans to share more user data with Facebook in order to carry out targeted advertising. WhatsApp will share phone numbers and details of the last log-in. Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said:  “The...

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