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ICO issues record number of PECR penalties

13/07/2017 by:

 The ICO issued, in the past 12 months, more fines for PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations) breaches than ever before. The ICO’s 2016-17 Annual Report, issued today, reveals that the ICO issued 23 penalties totalling £1,923,000....

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Industry group issues guidance on GDPR legitimate interests

12/07/2017 by:

The Data Protection Network (DPN) has published guidance on legitimate interests under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This practical tool is aimed at helping commercial and not-for-profit organisations to decide whether or not...

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ICO wants a strong international presence regardless of Brexit

10/07/2017 by:

The ICO has issued an international strategy which underlines its aim to retain a strong working relationship with its EU counterparts, as well as form new relationships and learn from other DPAs internationally. The ICO says that it will continue...

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UK government committed to GDPR

21/06/2017 by:

In the Queen’s Speech (outlining the new government’s programme) today, the UK government has made its intention clear to legislate to ‘ensure that the United Kingdom retains its world-class regime protecting personal data’ by implementing the EU...

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ICO issues revised guidance on Subject Access Requests

21/06/2017 by:

The ICO has published a revised Subject Access Code of Practice. The ICO states that organisations should adopt a positive outlook on Subject Access Requests (SARs) – apart from fulfilling a legal right this is an ‘opportunity for you to improve...

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