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Nov
01
2018

Morrisons liable for employee’s data protection breach
#Data Protection #Employment

In the recent case of WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants, Morrisons faced claims from its employees who had been the subject of a data breach. Morrisons employed a senior IT auditor who was tasked with sending data on approximately 100,000 employees to an external auditing company. ...

Oct
09
2018

Social Media App Google+ to close down for consumers after huge data breach
#Data Protection #Information Technology

It has been reported this week that Google’s social media app, Google+, is to close down for consumers after it was revealed that a bug had exposed the personal data of up to 500,000 accounts. In a blog published by Google, it was revealed that a bug in the software meant that numerous third-party applications had access to up to 500,000 accounts. ...

Sep
26
2018

ICO Publishes First GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 Enforcement Notice
#Data Protection

As recently reported in the media, the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) has issued its first Enforcement Notice under the Data Protection Act 2018 (“DPA 2018”) against AggregateIQ Data Services Ltd (“AIQ”), a Canadian data analytics company. AIQ was associated with targeted advertising for the ‘Vote Leave’ campaign during the Brexit referendum. ...

Jul
13
2018

Facebook to pay for data protection breaches
#Data Protection

The ICO has announced that Facebook will be fined the maximum possible amount of £500,000 for its breaches of the Data Protection Act in relation to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, an amount that pales in comparison with the new fines introduced under GDPR. We previously blogged on the scandal here....

Jul
09
2018

Data Protection Reform and buying and selling businesses and assets
#Data Protection #Commercial #Corporate

The Introduction of GDPR and the new Data Protection Act 2018 has already been the subject of many an article and discussion....

Jul
03
2018

GDPR: Commercial realities
#Data Protection

It will not have escaped organisations’ attention that data protection laws have undergone significant reforms lately. The GDPR came into force on 25 May 2018, however we also have a new Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) which is now in force, thanks to some last-minute prompt progress through Parliament....

Jun
08
2018

GDPR: Not the end of the story as the DPA 2018 comes into force
#Data Protection

The 25th May 2018 has now come and gone and the GDPR has come into force. ...

May
25
2018

Monica Atwal on GDPR on the Ian King Show Live on Sky News
#Data Protection #Press

Monica Atwal, Managing Partner at Clarkslegal LLP discusses GDPR and its effect on businesses on the Ian King Show Live on Sky News. ...

May
25
2018

Information Age interview Monica Atwal, Managing Partner at Clarkslegal LLP: GDPR and the value of data
#Data Protection #Press

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has arrived. Information Age spoke with Monica Atwal, Managing Partner at Clarkslegal LLP, a commercial law firm, about the impact GDPR has had on organisations and the changing value of data....

May
24
2018

Monica Atwal talks GDPR with Rufus Hound on talkRADIO
#Data Protection #Press

Listen again to Monica Atwal, Managing Partner at Clarkslegal LLP talking to Rufus Hound on tallRADIO discussing GDPR. ...

May
04
2018

High Court upholds ‘right to be forgotten’
#Data Protection

The right to have your personal data erased in certain circumstances, known as the ‘right to be forgotten’, hit the headlines back in 2014 when the European Court of Justice ruled that Google should amend its search results so as not to display certain information; in that case information about a Spanish citizen’s past financial difficulties....

May
04
2018

Electoral Commission probe highlights the risks of making errors in redactions
#Data Protection

The UK Electoral Commission is facing an ICO investigation after inadvertently releasing details of donors to a pro-union campaign group on its website. ...

May
02
2018

Looking to do business in the UK? Here’s what you need to know about data protection…
#Data Protection #Inward Investment

Data protection rules in the UK are set to be overhauled on 25th May 2018 with the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will be applicable across the EU....

Apr
17
2018

‘Data is fast becoming more valuable than gold’ – Monica Atwal writes for City AM
#Data Protection #Press

Data is the new gold, but we do not value this precious commodity, giving our data away too freely....

Apr
13
2018

Data Protection
#Data Protection

Are you ready for GDPR? With less than 30 working days left until the General Data Protection Regulation comes into force, is your organisation complaint?...

Apr
10
2018

Getting Ready for GDPR: Key Points
#Commercial #Data Protection

Admittedly, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) may not be the most exciting piece of legislation… however, with just over six weeks until it comes into force, the time for ensuring you are fully compliant is NOW!...

Mar
23
2018

Facebook and Cambridge Analytica: A warning to all
#Data Protection

The news surrounding Facebook and Cambridge Analytica sends a clear warning to organisations holding and processing personal data - tighten up your data processing and let individuals know what you will be doing with their data! ...

Mar
06
2018

Controversial Immigration Exemption Clause in the Data Protection Bill
#Data Protection #UK Immigration

Campaign groups are continuing to increase pressure on the government to reconsider the ‘immigration exemption’ in the Data Protection Bill which could prevent people from gaining access to immigration data held on them. The Bill had its second reading in the House of Commons yesterday where Tory MP Matt Hancock confirmed that the exemption was necessary, so the government could “properly police [its] borders”....

Feb
27
2018

Data Protection Changes: The E-Privacy Regulation
#Data Protection

With GDPR dominating the headlines anyone would be forgiven for thinking this is the only change taking place in the world of data protection. However, there are also proposals underway for reforming the European E-Privacy Directive which is implemented in the UK by way of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2011 (PECR)....

Feb
13
2018

Further Guidance published by the ICO on Demonstrating Compliance with the GDPR
#Data Protection

The ICO have recently published further guidance on the upcoming GDPR and the records organisations (both data controllers and processors) need to keep of their processing activities, and lawful basis for such processing....

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