News stories posted during 2009

PL&B UK E-news, Issue 100

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14/12/2009 by:

ICO urges businesses to work with it on online privacy ICO launches new guidance on DP Act Verity Trustees guilty of losing 110,000 personal records 1. ICO urges businesses to work with it on online privacy Information Commissioner Christopher...

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PL&B UK E-news, Issue 99

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18/11/2009 by:

T-Mobile suffers data blunder 1. T-Mobile suffers data blunder T-Mobile staff has been selling personal data relating to customers’ mobile phone contracts to third parties. The company alerted the ICO when it suspected wrongdoing. It is alleged th...

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PL&B UK E-news, Issue 98

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11/11/2009 by:

Government proposes £500,000 upper limit for data protection fines 1. Government proposes £500,000 upper limit for data protection fines The United Kingdom Government proposes to set the maximum penalty for serious breaches of the Data Protection...

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PL&B UK E-news, Issue 97

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05/11/2009 by:

EU pressing UK to step into line regarding interception Police retains right to hold data on minor criminal convictions Parliamentary group calls for opt-in for behavioural advertising 1. EU pressing UK to step into line regarding interception The...

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PL&B UK E-news, Issue 96

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21/10/2009 by:

Government proposes two year jail term for blagging No dramatic changes expected to ICO enforcement approach ICO takes enforcement action on unsolicited faxes 1. Government proposes two year jail term for blagging Jail sentences for knowingly or...

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PL&B UK E-news, Issue 95

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01/10/2009 by:

New notification fees enter into force today 1. New notification fees enter into force today Parliament has approved the new notification fees which are £500 per annum for large organisations and continue at £35 per annum for smaller organisations...

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PL&B UK E-news, Issue 94

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07/09/2009 by:

Graham argues his case for custodial penalty How to make a business case for privacy: contributions sought ICO working on code of practice for online data 1. Graham argues his case for custodial penalty Giving evidence on 2 September on press...

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PL&B UK E-news, Issue 93

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04/08/2009 by:

ICO imposes Enforcement Notices on 14 construction firms and employees plan legal action for compensation 1. ICO imposes Enforcement Notices on 14 construction firms and employees plan legal action for compensation The Information Commissioner (IC...

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PL&B UK E-news, Issue 92

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22/07/2009 by:

FSA fines HSBC over £3m for data loss 1. FSA fines HSBC over £3m for data loss The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has today announced that it has fined three HSBC firms over £3 million for not having adequate DP systems and controls in place....

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PL&B UK E-news, Issue 91

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10/07/2009 by:

New notification fees from October New Privacy Notices Code of Practice New Privacy Impact Assessment handbook now available Government commits to encryption 1. New notification fees from October Notification fee regulations, laid before Parliamen...

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PL&B UK E-news, Issue 90

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12/06/2009 by:

ICO launches its Privacy Notices Code of Practice today New Data Protection Standard Personal Data Guardianship Code released ICO preparing statutory Code of Practice for online data collection 1. ICO launches its Privacy Notices Code of Practice...

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PL&B UK E-news, Issue 89

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15/05/2009 by:

No to central communications database ICO strengthens its audit function EU opinion: UK privacy law inadequate New research suggests harm-based approach for data protection ICO takes enforcement action against the British Council for serious data...

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PL&B UK E-news, Issue 88

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27/04/2009 by:

RIPA consultation launched PL&B survey addresses likelihood of data breach legislation across Europe RIPA allows bugging of lawyers’ communications Data Retention Regulations on Internet data now in force New self-regulatory guidelines for online...

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PL&B UK E-news, Issue 87

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13/03/2009 by:

Data sharing provision for private sector may be dropped ICO stops the selling of employees’ confidential data DMA launches new data security standard ASA ruling on explicit consent 1. Data sharing provision for private sector may be dropped Claus...

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PL&B UK E-news, Issue 86

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11/02/2009 by:

Justice Committee shows green light to Christopher Graham to become the new Information Commissioner ICO consults on Privacy Notices Code of Practice Consultation on new British Standard for data protection Coroners and Justice Bill to Public Bill...

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PL&B UK E-news, Issue 85

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15/01/2009 by:

Consultation launched on a new British data protection standard ASA boss recommended to be the new Information Commissioner New Guidance for local government on data handling Education and Skills Act has DP implications 1. Consultation launched on...

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