UK GDPR Reform: Will There Be A New Consultation?

What is happening with the Government’s proposal for UK GDPR reform? Just like Donald Trump’s predicted “Red Wave” in the US Mid Term Elections, it’s turning out to be a bit of a ripple! In July the Boris Johnson Government, published the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill. This was supposed to be the next step … Continue reading “UK GDPR Reform: Will There Be A New Consultation?”

£4.4 Million GDPR Fine for Construction Company 

This month the UK Information Commissioner’s Office has issued two fines and one Notice of Intent under GDPR.  The latest fine is three times more than that imposed on Easylife Ltd on 5th October. Yesterday, Interserve Group Ltd was fined £4.4 million for failing to keep personal information of its staff secure.   The ICO found that … Continue reading “£4.4 Million GDPR Fine for Construction Company “

Back To The Future For UK GDPR?

On 3rd October 2022, during the Conservative Party Conference, Michelle Donelan, the new Secretary for State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), made a speech announcing a plan to replace the UK GDPR with a new “British data protection system”. Just as we are all getting to grips with the (relatively new) UK GDPR, do we want more change … Continue reading “Back To The Future For UK GDPR?”

ICO Takes Action Against GDPR Subject Access Delays

On 28th September 2022, the Information Commissioner’s Office announced it is taking action against seven organisations for delays in dealing with Subject Access Requests(SARs). This includes government departments, local authorities and a communications company.  The seven organisations were identified following a series of complaints in relation to multiple failures to respond to requests for copies of personal information … Continue reading “ICO Takes Action Against GDPR Subject Access Delays”

£1.35 Million GDPR Fine for Catalogue Retailer

On 5th October, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issued a GDPR Monetary Penalty Notice in the sum of £1,350,000 to Easylife Ltd. The catalogue retailer was found to have been using 145,400 customers personal data to predict their medical condition and then, without their consent, targeting them with health-related products. This latest ICO fine is interesting but not because of the amount involved. … Continue reading “£1.35 Million GDPR Fine for Catalogue Retailer”

TikTok Faces a £27 Million GDPR Fine

On 26 September 2022, TikTok was issued with a Notice of Intent under the GDPR by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The video-sharing platform faces a £27 million fine after an ICO investigation found that the company may have breached UK data protection law.   The notice sets out the ICO’s provisional view that TikTok breached … Continue reading “TikTok Faces a £27 Million GDPR Fine”

The Data Protection and Digital Information Bill: A new UK GDPR?

In July the Government published the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill, the next step in its much publicised plans to reform the UK Data Protection regime following Brexit.  In the Government’s response to the September 2021 consultation (“Data: A New Direction”) it said it intended “to create an ambitious, pro-growth and innovation-friendly data protection regime that underpins the … Continue reading “The Data Protection and Digital Information Bill: A new UK GDPR?”

A New GDPR Fine and a New ICO Enforcement Approach

Since May 25th 2018, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued ten GDPR fines. The latest was issued on 30th June 2022 to Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust for £78,400. The Trust had accidentally revealing 1,781 adult gender identity patients’ email addresses when sending out an email. This is the second ICO fine issued to a Data Controller in these circumstances. In … Continue reading “A New GDPR Fine and a New ICO Enforcement Approach”

The Data Reform Bill: What changes can we expect to the UK GDPR?

Prince Charles has outlined the government’s priorities for the year ahead, as he delivered the Queen’s Speech. The speech highlighted some of the 38 laws that ministers intend to pass in the coming year. This includes a new Data Protection Reform Bill which is predicted to make sweeping changes to the UK GDPR. The draft … Continue reading “The Data Reform Bill: What changes can we expect to the UK GDPR?”

Act Now Announces New EU GDPR Practitioner Certificate 

Act Now is pleased to announce the launch of its new EU GDPR Practitioner Certificate course. This new course is specially designed for Data Protection Officers and privacy practitioners, based in the EU and internationally, whose role involves advising on the EU GDPR and associated privacy legislation. The content of the course has been developed after analysing all the knowledge, … Continue reading “Act Now Announces New EU GDPR Practitioner Certificate “

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