News stories posted during March 2017

Government reaffirms its commitment to ensure unhindered data flows

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01/03/2017 by:

The government has today launched its Digital Strategy, which aims to ‘make Britain the best place to start and grow a digital business, or trial a technology.’ The strategy has seven pillars, including ‘data economy; unlocking the power of data i...

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ICO issues GDPR draft guidance on consent and launches consultation

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03/03/2017 by:

The ICO’s draft guidance on how consent will be understood under the GDPR says that going forward, there must be a positive opt-in. Consent should be separate from other terms and conditions, and it should not generally be a pre-condition of signi...

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Denham: Best way forward would be to obtain an adequacy finding from the EU

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14/03/2017 by:

Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner, is recommending to the government that the UK applies for an EU adequacy finding for data transfers. Giving evidence at the House of Lords EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee on 8 March, Denham said that an...

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Flybe and Honda fined for not respecting marketing opt-outs

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28/03/2017 by:

Flybe, a regional airline, and Honda Motors have been fined £70,000 and £13,000 respectively for breach of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR). Both companies failed to respect individuals’ opt-outs from future marketing....

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