News stories tagged with Data Protection Act

UK Government announces its plans for new Data Protection Bill

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07/08/2017 by:

The Data Protection Bill will implement into UK law the GDPR derogations and the EU Data Protection Law Enforcement Directive, the government announced today. The majority of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provisions will...

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ICO sets priorities for regulatory action

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21/06/2018 by:

In its draft Regulatory Action Policy, the ICO promises to continue its existing enforcement style based on education and encouraging compliance rather than being an overly strict enforcer. It says that it aims to ‘be effective, proportionate,...

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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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Government issues draft data protection legislation to deal with Brexit

02/01/2019 by:

The draft legislation, The data protection, privacy and electronic communications (amendments etc) (EU exit) regulations 2019 , have been prepared to ensure that the UK data protection legal framework continues to function correctly after Brexit....

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