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ICO welcomes draft DP Bill and commitment to GDPR

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10/10/2017 by:

Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, says that she welcomes the government’s intention to implement the GDPR but her general approach to derogations is to introduce them only when they are necessary for the effective functioning of the GDPR...

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PL&B joins a group to advise the House of Lords on the UK’s Data Protection Bill

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02/11/2017 by:

On 31 October, Stewart Dresner, PL&B’s Chief Executive, joined a small group of data protection law specialists to advise peers, led by Lord Tim Clement-Jones, on the Data Protection Bill. He is the peer leading the Upper Chamber in the Committee...

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Labour calls for privacy to be included as a fundamental right in DP Bill

06/03/2018 by:

At the Data Protection Bill's second reading at the House of Commons yesterday evening, the Opposition demanded that the Data Protection Bill is amended so that it explicitly recognises privacy an an unqualified fundamental right as per Article 8 ...

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Government tables new amendments to Data Protection Bill

08/03/2018 by:

The government has tabled several amendments to the Data Protection Bill which received its second reading at the House of Commons on 5 March ( see our report ). Clause 154 has been amended so that the Information Commissioner may also consider...

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DP Bill amendments on data processing for safeguarding purposes

14/03/2018 by:

The House of Commons Public Bill Committee yesterday adopted government amendments that introduce new measures for processing personal data for safeguarding purposes. Victoria Atkins MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, the Home Department...

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ICO’s Denham wants a lower threshold for search warrants

18/04/2018 by:

Speaking in London today, Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said that she is in discussions with the government to secure a stronger audit power in the UK Data Protection Bill than currently planned. Speaking about the Facebook / Cambridge...

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ICO launches consultation on stronger regulatory action and continues with its micro-targeting investigation

04/05/2018 by:

The Information Commissioner today launched a consultation on stronger powers which are written into the Data Protection Bill currently going through Parliament. The Report stage in the House of Commons has been scheduled for 9th May. Proposed new...

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House of Commons passes Data Protection Bill with amendments

10/05/2018 by:

The Data Protection Bill went through the Report stage and third reading in the House of Commons yesterday. What will come next is the so called ‘Ping Pong’ between the Houses before the Bill is adopted. The government’s exemption for immigration...

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UK Data Protection Act receives Royal Assent and enters into force tomorrow

24/05/2018 by:

The UK Data Protection Bill received Royal Assent on 23 May and its main provisions will commence on 25 May 2018. The UK Act is not limited to GDPR provisions but also covers national security issues and transposes the EU Law Enforcement Directive...

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