News stories posted during September 2018

ICO seeks views on updating data sharing code

05/09/2018 by:

The ICO is in the process of revising its 2011 Data Sharing Code of Practice, and is accepting contributions until 10 September. The call for views is the first part of the work and a revised code is expected by the end of 2018. The ICO says that...

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Law firms start collective action against BA

11/09/2018 by:

Law firm SPG Law has started the process of gathering names for a group action in the recent British Airways security breach that compromised more than 380,000 customers sensitive personal data. The data that was hacked included names, debit/credi...

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Equifax fined maximum amount under DP Act 1998 for security breach

21/09/2018 by:

The ICO has issued Equifax Ltd with a £500,000 fine for failing to protect the personal information of up to 15 million UK citizens during a cyber attack in 2017. Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said: “Multinational data companies like...

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Argentina publishes GDPR-style data protection bill

24/09/2018 by:

Argentina is on its way to modernise its data protection law. The President sent the data protection bill to Argentina’s Congress on 19 September. Argentina was declared as ‘adequate’ by the EU Commission under the EU DP Directive 1995, but...

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