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UK: UK Controllers – have you paid the ICO’s data protection fee?

The ICO is taking active enforcement against organisations who are not properly registered to pay the UK data protection fee. In our earlier blog post on the UK’s New Data Protection Fee, we explained that the UK was implementing regulations (which are unique in Europe) to require payment of a registration fee to the Information …

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UK: ICO GDPR guidance – Contracts and liabilities between controllers and processors

On 1 August we reported on the launch of the International Regulatory Strategy Group’s “Article 28 GDPR ready contractual terms” for use between controllers and processors. The ICO has now launched its draft guidance on this subject. The purpose of the ICO guidance is to explain, in an accessible fashion, the core requirements that all …

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UK: GOVERNMENT REPORT RECOMMENDS STRONGER POWERS FOR THE ICO

Background   On 17 June 2016 the House of Commons Select Committee for Culture, Media and Sport (“The Committee”) published its report on the inquiry into the current state of cyber security and protection of personal data. The inquiry was triggered by a cyber attack which compromised the data of TalkTalk customers, on 21 October, …

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Extent of mobile location tracking in the UK laid bare by new report

An e-privacy organisation has today released the findings of an investigation which reveals the extent of mobile location tracking in the UK. The report, published by Krowdthink Limited, examines the contracts, policies and practices of mobile Wi-Fi service providers in relation to location tracking. According to the report, mobile and Wi-Fi service providers know – …

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UK – Freedom of Information – Independent Commission report

The Independent Commission on Freedom of Information, tasked with the job of examining the Freedom of Information Act over the last ten years, published its report earlier last week. The resounding opinion was that overall the Act is “working well” and there will be no wholesale changes. In our previous blog post we had hoped …

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UK – ICO ISSUES GUIDANCE ON WI-FI LOCATION ANALYTICS

Earlier this month, the UK data protection authority, the Information Commissioner’s Officer (“ICO”), published guidance on safely processing personal data derived from Wi-Fi location analytics. This guidance is important not only to retail businesses who provide Wi-Fi networks to their customers, but also to companies who just provide Wi-Fi access solely to their employees. With …

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