ICO

The ICO’s New Strategic Plan – A Change Of Course Or Steady As She Goes?

David Smith

You may have seen that on 25 May, with exactly one year to go until the GDPR takes effect, the Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, published her office’s Information Rights Strategic Plan for 2017- 2021. This might not be headline grabbing stuff but it’s important nevertheless as it sets out how the ICO will be approaching Read More

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GDPR: Are we losing sight of today’s risks as we all look to the future?

David Smith

This week all eyes are on the future. There’s just one year to go until the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018 and we have the promise, in the Conservative Party’s manifesto, that here in the UK we will be getting a new data protection law that is Read More

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Why the UK will continue to be “The Bee’s Knees” when it comes to data protection

David Smith

We have just seen an announcement from the Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, about the appointment of a new Deputy, Rob Luke, who was previously British High Commissioner to Malta, and has also served overseas in Brazil and Paris as well as in policy roles at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London. In her announcement Read More

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Musings from Marrakech

David Smith

I had the pleasure of attending the 38th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Marrakech. Although, for the first time, I wasn’t eligible to take part in the first day and a half of the conference, which is a closed session for accredited data protection authorities, I was able to participate in Read More

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Are We Heading Towards Personal Liability for Data Protection Breaches?

David Smith

A couple of weeks ago I heard Stephen Eckersley, the ICO’s Head of Enforcement being put on the spot on Radio 4 about the number of the fines imposed by the ICO that have gone unpaid. This isn’t a problem with what might be considered the more reputable businesses that pay up when fined but Read More

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ICO announced record fine on TalkTalk in relation to cyber attack

Lawson Caisley

On 5 October 2016, the Information Commissioner’s Office announced that it had imposed a record fine on TalkTalk in relation to the cyber attack suffered by TalkTalk last year. Click here for the official announcement. The following key points arise out of the ICO’s decision and comments: TalkTalk was fined because the ICO concluded that Read More

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