News stories posted during November 2018

ICO plans to fine Eldon Insurance and Leave.EU for breach of marketing regulations

06/11/2018 by:

The ICO has today issued its notice of intent to fine Eldon Insurance (trading as Go Skippy) £60,000 for contraventions of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (PECR), and £75,000 on Leave.EU also for PECR breaches. The ICO...

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ICO prosecution results in a first-ever prison sentence

13/11/2018 by:

In a prosecution under the Computer Misuse Act, a motor industry employee who had unlawfully accessed thousands of customer records has been sentenced to six months in prison.  Mustafa Kasim, who worked for accident repair firm Nationwide Accident...

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UK government adopts draft Brexit withdrawal agreement

15/11/2018 by:

Last night, the cabinet agreed a draft withdrawal agreement on the UK’s exit from, and future relationship with the European Union. In terms of data protection, the documents reaffirms the UK government’s commitment to a high level of data...

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DP law takes leading position in Political Declaration on future EU/UK relationship

23/11/2018 by:

Data protection law has a very prominent position in the Political Declaration setting out the future relationship between the EU and the UK in the first section covering the basis for cooperation. The data protection section is immediately after...

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