Exciting news: Consultancy Panel is Live now

Hi all, Hope that you are having a wonderful week. We would like to give you some exciting news.   Our Consultancy Panel is now LIVE and ready to be used by you now. If you need help with any GDPR question or other Data Protection issue you can very easily raise a job request on the panel […]

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What are the Leading Causes for Individual GDPR Fines?

At least 65 private individuals have received fines for GDPR violations in the EU since 2018. The total number of GDPR fines since the law came into force in 2018 is 1,186, but only large fines against major corporations tend to make the news.  Still, private citizens can just as easily end up in court […]

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ICO issue fine of £4.4 to Interserve for security failings

On 24 October 2022, the ICO issued a penalty notice (MPN) to Interserve Group Limited (Interserve), imposing a fine of £4.4m for violations of the GDPR (the violations were pre-Brexit). The ICO found that Interserve had failed to put appropriate technical and organizational measures in place to secure personal data (in contravention of Articles 5(1)(f) […]

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ICO consultation on draft employment practices guidance – information about workers’ health

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is producing an online resource with topic-specific guidance on employment practices and data protection. We are releasing our drafts of the different topic areas in stages and adding to the resource over time. A draft of the guidance on handling information about workers’ health is now out for public consultation. […]

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Video surveillance (including guidance for organizations using CCTV)

The steady growth of the use of video surveillance systems across public and private sectors, has led to both fixed and mobile cameras becoming more accepted in society. As video surveillance technology becomes more mainstream and affordable, it is now more common to see technologies such as smart doorbells and wireless cameras. Traditional closed circuit […]

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Guidance on direct marketing using electronic mail

The Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (as amended) (PECR) cover the sending of electronic mail for direct marketing purposes. This guidance discusses electronic mail marketing in detail. Read it if you have detailed questions not answered in the Guide to PECR, or if you need a deeper understanding of how PECR applies to electronic […]

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Luxembourg delivers first GDPR accreditation

The national commission for data protection has become the first data protection authority in Europe to accredit a GDPR certification body. On 12 October, Luxembourg’s national commission for data protection accredited the entity EY PFS Solutions via its certification mechanism, GDPR-CARPA (General Data Protection Regulation-Certified Assurance Report-Based Processing Activities). The mechanism is the first to be adopted […]

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President Biden Signs Executive Order to Implement the European Union-U.S. Data Privacy Framework

President Biden signed an Executive Order on Enhancing Safeguards for United States Signals Intelligence Activities (E.O.) directing the steps that the United States will take to implement the U.S. commitments under the European Union-U.S. Data Privacy Framework (EU-U.S. DPF) announced by President Biden and European Commission President von der Leyen in March of 2022.  The […]

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ICO Plan for the upcoming period – ICO 25

Introduction On 19th July 2022 the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) held its annual Data Protection Practitioners’ Conference – the first with John Edwards in the role of Commissioner. ICO25 A key theme running through many of the sessions was the ICO’s draft strategic plan “ICO25” and, in particular, the four proposed strategic objectives to: (i) safeguard […]

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UK plans how to replace GDPR?

The UK appears to be pushing ahead with plans to reform the country’s data protection regime, potentially foisting more red tape on British businesses. In a speech at the Conservative party conference this week, new digital secretary Michelle Donelan reiterated the government’s intention to move away from the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), while […]

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