Data protection and privacy

Data Analytics and Political Campaigning – Looking Beyond the Headlines of the ICO’s Investigation

David Smith

Elizabeth Denham, the Information Commissioner, was in the headlines last week after announcing her intention to impose a record fine of £½million on Facebook and launching her report on “Democracy Disrupted? Personal Information and Political Influence”,  a wide ranging and detailed investigation into the complex world of gathering and using personal data for political campaigning. Read More

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ICO guidance on data protection fees – notification is dead, long live registration

Charlotte Mullarkey

To coincide with the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the UK data protection authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office (the ICO) has issued guidance on the new proposed fee arrangement for the registration of data controllers in the UK. Assuming this proposal is approved by Parliament, the new ‘data protection fee’ will come Read More

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Using artificial intelligence to fight financial crime – a legal risk perspective

Ian Rodgers

The Head of the Financial Crime Department at the UK Financial Conduct Authority (the FCA), Rob Gruppetta, gave a speech on “Using artificial intelligence to keep criminal funds out of the financial system” in December 2017 (1). In it, he explored how artificial intelligence (AI) could potentially be used to prevent financial crime, and for Read More

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GDPR Guidelines – Is The Article 29 Working Party Going Too Far?

David Smith

The Article 29 Working Party has been working overtime to publish guidelines on a wide range of GDPR requirements. Not surprisingly, given the impact of the GDPR, there have been calls for even more guidance but the data protection authorities that make up the Working Party have limited resources and it is not always easy Read More

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WP29 guidelines on transparency under GDPR

Nigel Parker

Shortly before the Christmas break, the Article 29 Working Party (WP29) published keenly awaited draft guidelines on transparency and consent under the GDPR. These guidelines will be closely scrutinised. Privacy notices, requests for consent, how an organisation deals with data subject enquiries regarding the processing of personal data, and how an organisation communicates information in Read More

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US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau guidelines for third-party financial data sharing

Jacob Reed

On October 18, the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published nine principles for the protection of consumers in the emerging financial data aggregation industry. The CFPB, which is charged with ensuring consumer access to fair and transparent financial services, emphasized that the principles are not intended as guidance on existing laws and regulations and Read More

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