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Information Commissioner to investigate use of data analytics for political purposes including companies operating internationally

17/05/2017 by:

Elizabeth Denham, UK Information Commissioner, has announced today that she has launched a formal investigation into the use of data analytics for political purposes.  In response to a question from PL&B, she confirmed in open session at the ICO...

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Digital Economy Act passed: DP implications for data sharing and direct marketing

03/05/2017 by:

The Digital Economy Bill received Royal Assent and passed into law last Thursday 27 April. The Act, which has data protection implications for data sharing and direct marketing, was rushed through Parliament due to the forthcoming general election...

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Government calls for views on GDPR UK derogations

13/04/2017 by:

The Department for Culture, Media and Sports (DCMS) yesterday, 12 April, issued its “Call for views” on the General Data Protection Regulation derogations. The DCMS says that ‘the UK pressed hard throughout negotiations to ensure that the GDPR doe...

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Wonga loses personal data of 245,000 UK customers

11/04/2017 by:

The payday loan firm, Wonga, has suffered a data breach that has exposed names, e-mail addresses, home addresses, phone numbers, the last four digits of card numbers, bank account numbers and sort codes. The ICO has confirmed that it has received ...

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Wonga loses personal data of 245,000 UK customers

11/04/2017 by:

The payday loan firm, Wonga, has suffered a data breach that has exposed names, e-mail addresses, home addresses, phone numbers, the last four digits of card numbers, bank account numbers and sort codes. The ICO has confirmed that it has received ...

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