ICO issues fines to organisations who failed to pay the new data protection fee

ICO fines for not paying fee

This week the ICO fined a number of organisations for failure to pay the new data protection fee. The new fee structure came into place on 25 May 2018 when the Data Protection (Charges and Information) Regulations 2018 came into force, changing the way the ICO funds its data protection work. The new Regulations require all …

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What your business can learn from the ICO investigation of Uber

ico fines uber data breach

The ICO have published the conclusions of their investigation into Uber, who, back in 2016 suffered a data breach affecting around 2.7 million UK customers and 82,000 drivers. The ICO have issued a fine of £385,000 to Uber for what it sees as “avoidable data security flaws” allowing unauthorised access to the data and failings …

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What the draft Brexit agreement means for data protection

brexit and data protection

In case you missed it, the Cabinet in Westminster has “agreed” Theresa May’s draft Brexit Agreement for moving the UK out the EU next year. Whilst the media continue to dissect the agreement and whether the Cabinet really does “back” the proposals, and discussions continue about the impact it has on the Northern Ireland border, …

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EU Blockchain Forum publish “Blockchain and the GDPR” paper

Blockchain and GDPR

The EU Blockchain Forum, an EU forum set up to ” accelerate blockchain innovation and the development of the blockchain ecosystem within the EU, and so help cement Europe’s position as a global leader in this transformative new technology”, has just published a “thematic report” on how blockchain technology fits with the principles and laws of …

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ICO reports to parliament on data protection and politics and calls for code of practice

politics and data

It was back in May 2017 when the ICO first started looking at the use of “big data” within politics, when it formally announced it will be opening a formal investigation into the use of data for political purposes on the back of the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook scandal. Since then the ICO has investigated and taken …

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