Do Children Have a Right to Privacy? – Rights Info

Posted June 18th, 2018 in children, data protection, human rights, news, privacy by sally

‘In the age of the internet, privacy is an important and controversial issue. But what do privacy rights mean for children? RightsInfo takes a look.’

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Rights Info, 15th June 2018

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ICO hits police force with £80k penalty for revealing identities of abuse victims – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 18th, 2018 in child abuse, data protection, electronic mail, fines, news, police by sally

‘A police force has been hit with an £80,000 monetary penalty by the Information Commissioner’s Office after it sent a bulk email that identified victims of non-recent child abuse.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th June 2018

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Child abuse victims named in police bulk email error – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2018 in child abuse, data protection, electronic mail, fines, news, police by tracey

‘A police force has been fined and heavily criticised for sending out a bulk email that identified victims of historical child abuse. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said the error by Gloucestershire police was likely to have caused “substantial distress” to alleged abuse victims, some of whom were legally entitled to lifelong anonymity.’

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The Guardian, 14th June 2018

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GCHQ cybersecurity experts investigate Dixons Carphone data breach – The Guardian

Posted June 14th, 2018 in data protection, intelligence services, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘A branch of GCHQ, Britain’s intelligence and security service, is investigating one of the UK’s biggest data breaches at a single firm, involving unauthorised access to 5.9 million Dixons Carphone customers’ cards. The National Cyber Security Centre said it was working alongside the retailer and other agencies after the attack, which also involved unauthorised access to 1.2m personal records of Dixons Carphone customers.’

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The Guardian, 13th June 2018

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Bible Society fined £100k for cyber hack of 417,000 Christian backers – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 12th, 2018 in computer crime, data protection, fines, news by sally

‘The Bible Society has been fined £100,000 over computer security failings that allowed hackers to access the personal details of more than 400,000 mainly Christian backers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th June 2018

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TSB letter error ‘may have broken law’- BBC News

Posted June 4th, 2018 in banking, complaints, data protection, news by sally

‘Some TSB customers receiving letters acknowledging a complaint over the recent IT meltdown have also been sent other customers’ details.’

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BBC News, June 2018

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GDPR and those emails – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 4th, 2018 in data protection, EC law, electronic mail, news by sally

‘The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on Friday 25 May 2018. Ironically, a law designed to protect peoples’ privacy in a digital age has unleashed a torrent of spam emails.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 4th June 2018

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‘Shameless’ headlines on benefits family not defamatory – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 1st, 2018 in data protection, defamation, equality, malicious falsehood, media, news by sally

‘Forthright tabloid press coverage of an immigrant family’s decision to turn down an offer of a five-bedroom local authority house as too cramped for eight children was not defamatory, the presiding judge of the Media and Communications Bench ruled. However Mr Justice Warby allowed a complaint about readers’ comments to go ahead on the grounds of harassment.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 29th May 2018

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New Data Protection Act finalised in the UK – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 25th, 2018 in data protection, news by sally

‘New UK data protection laws have been finalised.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 25th May 2018

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New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

Posted May 24th, 2018 in data protection, energy, legislation, utilities by tracey

Data Protection Act 2018

Smart Meters Act 2018

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What is GDPR and how will it affect you? – The Guardian

Posted May 22nd, 2018 in data protection, EC law, news, privacy, regulations by sally

‘You could be forgiven for thinking that Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a law created to fill your inbox with identikit warnings from every company you have ever interacted with online that “the privacy policy has changed” and pleas to “just click here so we can stay in touch”.’

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The Guardian, 21st May 2018

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Google sued for ‘clandestine tracking’ of 4.4m UK iPhone users’ browsing data – The Guardian

Posted May 22nd, 2018 in data protection, internet, news, privacy, telecommunications by sally

‘Google is being sued in the high court for as much as £3.2bn for the alleged “clandestine tracking and collation” of personal information from 4.4 million iPhone users in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 21st May 2018

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Most GDPR emails unnecessary and some illegal, say experts – The Guardian

Posted May 22nd, 2018 in consent, data protection, EC law, electronic mail, news, regulations by sally

‘The vast majority of emails flooding inboxes across Europe from companies asking for consent to keep recipients on their mailing list are unnecessary and some may be illegal, privacy experts have said, as new rules over data privacy come into force at the end of this week.’

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The Guardian, 21st May 2018

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New internet laws pledged as social media firms snub talks – BBC News

Posted May 21st, 2018 in bills, data protection, internet, ministers' powers and duties, news by sally

‘The culture secretary has agreed he does not have enough power to police social media firms after admitting only four of 14 invited to talks showed up.’

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BBC News, 20th May 2018

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Morrisons group action: claimants win, but get only 40% of their costs – Panopticon

Posted May 17th, 2018 in class actions, compensation, costs, data protection, news by tracey

‘Needless to say, group actions for data protection breaches will generally be shaped by financial considerations. Those are partly about compensation, but also about costs. To make it worthwhile, claimants need not only to win and be awarded compensation, but also to get their costs covered, or at least not have their costs eat too far into their compensation. On this issue, today’s costs judgment in the Morrisons litigation is novel, interesting and instructive in practice.’

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Panopticon, 16th May 2018

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GDPR to fuel group actions over data breaches, barristers predict – Litigation Futures

Posted May 17th, 2018 in class actions, data protection, EC law, news by tracey

‘The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will only increase the appetite for group or representative action for data breaches, a QC has claimed.’

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Litigation Futures, 16th May 2018

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Lady Hale at the Sir Nicholas Wall Memorial Lecture 2018, London – Supreme Court

‘Openness and Privacy in Family Proceedings. Sir Nicholas Wall Memorial Lecture 2018, Gray’s Inn, London. Lady Hale, President of The Supreme Court.’

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Supreme Court, 15th May 2018

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Chief Planner warns local planning authorities on GDPR and data protection – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 16th, 2018 in data protection, local government, news, planning by sally

‘The Chief Planner has written to local planning authorities (LPAs) to remind them of the importance of complying with their data protection responsibilities when they exercise their planning functions.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th May 2018

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Network and information security laws take effect – OUT-LAW.com

‘New cybersecurity laws impacting organisations across central sectors of the economy have taken effect around Europe.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th May 2018

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Information Commissioner consults on draft Regulatory Action Policy – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 8th, 2018 in bills, consultations, data protection, news by sally

‘The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a consultation on the way it plans to regulate new data protection laws.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th May 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk