News stories posted during July 2018

MPs: UK should start adequacy talks as soon as possible

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

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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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ICO receives record number of breach notifications

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20/07/2018 by:

The number of self-reported data breaches has increased by 29% from 2,447 last year to 3,156 this year. Under the GDPR, organisations are obliged to report serious data breaches to the ICO. In June, after the GDPR had entered into force, the ICO...

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