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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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The UK ICO’s Data Dozen – Perhaps it should be a “Bakers Dozen”?

David Smith

Now that I’ve moved on from the ICO and have settled into my new role as Special Adviser with Allen & Overy I’m getting a different view of the world of data protection – the view of responsible businesses and those that advise them rather than a regulator’s view. Everyone I come across is working Read More

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