News stories posted during December 2017

Government proposes to amend the Investigatory Powers Act

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01/12/2017 by:

The government has launched a consultation on The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA) in light of the 2016 decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union. The CJEU said that the UK’s law was incompatible with EU law. The government accepte...

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EU DPAs: Legal action to come unless Privacy Shield improved by 25 May 2018

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06/12/2017 by:

The EU Data Protection Authorities say that they have, despite improvements to the Privacy Shield framework, identified a number of significant concerns that need to be addressed both by the EU Commission and the US authorities. The DPAs, together...

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Campaign for Freedom of Information: FOI Act operates too slowly to contribute to the Brexit debate

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12/12/2017 by:

The Campaign’s director, Maurice Frankel, has submitted a witness statement to the High Court supporting an attempt to use the common law and Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) instead of the FOIA to obtain government...

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UK public sector will be able to rely on legitimate interest ground in some circumstances

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19/12/2017 by:

The GDPR does not allow public authorities to use legitimate interests as a legal basis for processing personal data. However, an amendment to the Data Protection Bill, adopted by the House of Lords on 11 December, will diverge from the GDPR by...

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ICO issues draft GDPR guidance on children’s data

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21/12/2017 by:

The ICO has today issued draft guidance on the protection of children’s data under the GDPR. The new regime requires some changes as parental consent is required for the use of information society services unless they are about offering counsellin...

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