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ICO publishes discussion paper on profiling under the GDPR

The ICO gives its initial thoughts on how the GDPR will affect the growing practice of profiling using personal data. The UK’s data protection regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), is taking steps to prepare for contributing to upcoming European guidance on profiling under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which…

ICO guidance on consent to data processing under the GDPR

The ICO has published a draft of its guidance on the new consent requirements under the GDPR. Ahead of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force in May 2018, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK’s regulatory body for upholding information rights, has committed to publishing topic-specific guidance…

ICO updates roadmap for further GDPR guidance

The UK’s data protection authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has announced what guidance organisations can expect to receive on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) throughout 2017. The ICO participated in the recent Article 29 Working Party (WP29) guidelines on data protection officers, data portability and lead supervisory authorities…

Data Protection in 2016: Who was naughty and who was nice?

The Information Commissioner knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness’ sake. With 2016 coming to an end, we review who has complied with their data protection obligations and who has found their way onto the Information Commissioner’s naughty list. The season of giving Despite it being…

UK Directors to be personally liable for nuisance calls

Amendment aims to stop those responsible from “ducking” ICO fines by liquidating their companies.  On 23 October 2016, the UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport announced that it will amend the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (e-PrivacyRegs) with effect from spring 2017 to introduce personal liability…

UK data protection regulator publishes a new code for businesses on privacy notices

New ICO code of practice provides guidance on fairness, transparency, choice and control. On 7 October 2016, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK data protection regulator, published its latest code “Privacy notices, transparency and control” (the Code). The Code aims to give organisations which handle Personal Data some certainty…