News stories posted during February 2016

Government plans to amend PECR in order to fight nuisance calls

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01/02/2016 by:

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) proposes that direct marketing callers will be required to provide valid Calling Line Identification (CLI) in order to make it easier for individuals to report unwanted marketing calls. The...

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ICO takes a pragmatic view on transatlantic data transfers

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19/02/2016 by:

The UK ICO says that while waiting for the possible adoption of the EU-US Privacy Shield, organisations can continue to use other tools such as Standard Contractual Clauses and Binding Corporate Rules to transfer personal data to the US....

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ICO publishes its objectives for 2016-2019

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29/02/2016 by:

The new ICO corporate plan highlights the preparations needed due to the EU DP Regulation entering into force in 2018.  As one of its strategic goals, the ICO says that the law, technology and public policy need to be developed and deployed...

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EU Commission issues Privacy Shield details and draft adequacy decision

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29/02/2016 by:

The "adequacy decision" for EU-US personal data transfers, drafted by the EU Commission, as well as the texts that will constitute the EU-US Privacy Shield have been published today. The EU Commission concludes that the United States ensures an ...

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