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UK will ensure unhindered international data flows, Data Protection Minister says

02/02/2017 by:

The government is committed to bringing the EU Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) into force in full by May 2018 and will bring forward legislation in the next parliamentary session to amend the Data Protection Act 1998. Giving evidence at the Hous...

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ICO updates its GDPR guidance

18/01/2017 by:

The ICO has added some information to its GDPR guidance document, indicating the areas where the EU Article 29 Data Protection Working Party will issue guidance, and areas on which the ICO is currently concentrating. The ICO aims to publish guidan...

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ICO now in charge of TPS

17/01/2017 by:

Starting this month, the ICO is now running the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) which provides individuals with the opportunity to opt out from telephone marketing. The move supports the ICO’s active stance in enforcing the Privacy and Electron...

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DP Minister: Government will consult on GDPR derogations

15/12/2016 by:

Speaking in Parliament on 12 December, Data Protection Minister, Matt Hancock, confirmed that the government is now working on the overall approach and the details of EU Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) implementation. “Details of any new...

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ICO to remain as a single Commissioner agency

09/11/2016 by:

The Triennial Review, launched in 2014 and published on 8 November 2016, recommends that the ICO should be restructured as a multi-member Commission to encourage a greater breadth of decision-making and accountability. However, the Government has...

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