General Data Protection Regulation

Where Have All The ICO’s Fines Gone To?

David Smith

Before we all started to feel the impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus emergency and the ICO published its light touch approach to regulation during the pandemic, those who follow these matters closely were already wondering what might have happened to all the ICO’s fines. The UK’s data protection regulator has, not surprisingly, continued to impose Read More

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Data protection, cybersecurity and Covid-19 coronavirus: trends and insights

Jane Finlayson-Brown

Allen & Overy’s Data Protection team presented trends and insights in relation to data protection, cybersecurity and Covid-19 coronavirus. This webinar focused on the data protection and cybersecurity challenges faced by organisations, including in relation to: processing data in special situations driven by Covid-19, such as screening employees and monitoring online or other behaviour, including Read More

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Data Protection and Brexit – Clearing Up Some Misunderstandings

David Smith

Now that Exit Day on 31st January is drawing close attention is focussing on what will happen during the transition period that will run from 31St January until the end of the year. There seems little doubt that the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (see our recent publication regarding the key provisions of the Bill) Read More

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Should we be Surprised by the Latest ICO Fines?

David Smith

Like many others in the data protection world I was initially taken aback by the size of latest fines proposed by the ICO. The idea of fining British Airways in excess of £183m and Marriott International nearly £100m for data breaches that in pre-GDPR days would have attracted fines of no more than £500,000, and Read More

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ICO bares its teeth with plans to issue over £280m in fines

Adam Smith

Those in the travel sector would be forgiven for feeling rather nervous after the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced plans to issue major fines to British Airways and Marriott International following separate data breach incidents in 2018. On 8 June 2019, the ICO issued a statement of its intention to fine British Airways £183.39m Read More

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New UK ICO guidance on cookies and similar technologies

Nigel Parker

Recent changes to the cookie consent tool on www.ico.org.uk were a good sign that updated guidance from the ICO, on the use of cookies and similar technologies, would soon arrive. The ICO duly published its updated guidance on 3 July. In the run up to GDPR, and since, many companies have adopted enhanced cookie consent tools Read More

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