Policeman jailed for selling crash data to claims firm – which were sold on to law firms – Legal Futures

‘Two married constables working for Lancashire Police were sentenced last month for stealing police data about car crashes and selling it to claims firms for £363,000.’

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Legal Futures, 8th November 2017

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Government reiterates plans for EU-UK data flows post-Brexit amidst criticism of Data Protection Bill powers – OUT-LAW.com

‘The UK government has reiterated its plans to establish an agreement with the remainder of the EU member states that will allow personal data to flow across borders unhindered post-Brexit.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th October 2017

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Most organisations are unclear about data storage and transfer arrangements, say privacy watchdogs – OUT-LAW.com

‘Most privacy notices displayed on websites and mobile apps do not explain to consumers the country in which collected personal data is stored, according to a study carried out by data protection authorities based around the world.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 26th October 2017

Source: www.out-law.com

Government called on to let data breach victims force compensation – The Guardian

Posted October 24th, 2017 in bills, compensation, consumer protection, data protection, news, victims by sally

‘Consumer organisation Which? is calling on the government to create new rights for people who have been the victims of a corporate data breach.’

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The Guardian, 24th October 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

GDPR: scope of rules on profiling not confined to solely automated processing, data watchdog says – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 23rd, 2017 in data protection, EC law, news, regulations by sally

‘Laws that place restrictions on the ‘profiling’ of individuals do not just apply to data processing completed entirely automatically, EU data protection authorities have said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th October 2017

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GDPR – the golden opportunity behind the administrative nightmare – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted October 20th, 2017 in data protection, EC law, news, privacy by sally

‘Olive Cooke. You may not recall her name but you may remember the terrible story of the little old lady driven to take her own life partly as a result of being pursued relentlessly for donations by various charities who had obtained her contact details directly or indirectly.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 6th October 2017

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GDPR: Businesses will be considered ‘aware’ of data breaches when their data processors notice the breach, says watchdog – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 20th, 2017 in data protection, delay, EC law, news, notification by sally

‘Businesses that outsource the processing of personal data to other companies will be said to be aware of data breaches experienced by those processors as soon as the processors themselves recognise the breach, according to proposed new guidance.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th October 2017

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NHS data loss scandal deepens with further 162,000 files missing – The Guardian

Posted October 17th, 2017 in data protection, documents, health, hospitals, news by tracey

‘The scandal over the biggest ever loss of NHS medical correspondence has deepened with the revelation that a further 162,000 documents went missing, in addition to the 702,000 pieces of paperwork already known to have gone astray.’

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The Guardian, 16th October 2017

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High Court judge grants malicious falsehood and data protection injunctions over video content – OUT-LAW.com

‘A UK businessman has been barred from repeating false statements he made about a rival company and one of its senior employees, and ordered not to process the personal data of that employee again.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th October 2017

Source: www.out-law.com

University of East Anglia not punished over data breach – BBC News

Posted October 13th, 2017 in data protection, electronic mail, news, universities by tracey

‘A university that mistakenly emailed sensitive personal information about students to hundreds of undergraduates will face no further action.’

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BBC News, 13th October 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

UK proposals for child data consent could be illegal, says peer – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 12th, 2017 in bills, children, consent, data protection, internet, news by sally

‘Plans to make 13 the age at which children in the UK can consent to the processing of their data on social media websites and other online platforms “would almost certainly be illegal”, a UK peer has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th October 2017

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Section 10 DPA and Youtube videos: Court grants wide perpetual injunction – Panopticon

Posted October 10th, 2017 in data protection, injunctions, internet, news by sally

‘Al-Ko Kober Ltd and Paul Jones v Balvinder Sambhi [2017] EWHC 2474 (QB) is, rather improbably, a DPA case about caravan tow-bars and braking systems. A commercial operator used Youtube videos to malign a competitor business and its marketing manager, until the High Court (Mrs Justice Whipple) granted injunctions last week.’

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Panopticon, 9th October 2017

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Privacy controls should be developed for users of connected and autonomous vehicles, say data watchdogs – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 9th, 2017 in computer programs, data protection, internet, news, privacy, road traffic by sally

‘Users of connected and autonomous vehicles should be able to control who is given access to the data generated by those vehicles, data protection watchdogs from across the globe have said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th October 2017

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Data law: don’t expect a soft start, lawyers warned – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Any hope that a tough new data protection regime will be enforced lightly at first were dashed this week by a senior figure at the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May next year, regardless of domestic legislation currently before parliament.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 29th September 2017

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British courts may unlock secrets of how Trump campaign profiled US voters – The Guardian

Posted October 2nd, 2017 in data protection, foreign jurisdictions, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘Legal mechanism may help academic expose how Big Data firms like Cambridge Analytica and Facebook get their information.’

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The Guardian, 1st October 2017

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Oliver Butler: The Data Protection Bill and Public Authority Powers to Process Personal Data: Resurrecting Clause 152 of the Coroners and Justice Bill 2009? – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted September 28th, 2017 in bills, data protection, EC law, local government, news, public interest by sally

‘The Data Protection Bill currently before Parliament substantially resurrects the controversial clause 152 of the Coroners and Justice Bill 2009. Careful scrutiny of this provision is needed and it must not be lost in the legislative morass as the UK grapples with data protection reform.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 28th September 2017

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Ex-employee of adult care department fined for taking personal data – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 26th, 2017 in costs, data protection, fines, news, social services by sally

‘A former employee of Leicester City Council’s adult social care department has been fine for unlawfully obtaining personal data.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 25th September 2017

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Another Data Protection Act! “You’re joking! Not another one!” – A Short History of Data Protection Legislation in the UK – NIPC Law

Posted September 25th, 2017 in data protection, news, privacy by sally

‘Towards the end of the 1960s and the beginning of the 1970s, concern was expressed in a number of countries about the power of computers to gather, collate and disseminate personal information. In the UK, such concerns were referred to a committee chaired by Sir Kenneth Younger that had been appointed to consider privacy. In its report – the Younger Committee Report on Privacy 1972 (Cmnd 5012) – the committee found no evidence that the use of computers by the private sector constituted a threat to privacy at that time but it accepted the possibility that such use might be a threat in the future (para 69 of that report). Younger advised the government to set up a body with representatives from the computer industry to monitor and report on such use and to recommend action as and when necessary.’

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NIPC Law, 23rd September 2017

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Series, Part 3 – GDPR consent and fair processing – Technology Law Update

Posted September 20th, 2017 in consent, data protection, EC law, news, regulations by sally

‘Every data processing activity requires a lawful basis. Such lawful basis may be provided directly by law, or by consent granted by the data subject, both according to the statutory requirements set out in the Directive 95/46/EC and, importantly, national data protection laws. This general principle remains unchanged under the GDPR, however, the new Regulation provides for new or additional requirements for such consent to be a lawful basis for processing and transfer of personal data.’

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Technology Law Update, 14th September 2017

Source: www.technology-law-blog.co.uk

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Series, Part 2 – the importance of self-assessment – Technology Law Update

Posted September 20th, 2017 in data protection, EC law, news, regulations by sally

‘In any major project there is an analysis phase – involving a careful examination of your organisation’s current set-up and what needs to be done to deliver the project successfully. Preparing for the GDPR is no exception. Depending on the structures and practices of your organisation, compliance could require a significant allocation of resources to ensure that you are ready by the implementation date: 25 May 2018.’

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Technology Law Update, 15th June 2017

Source: www.technology-law-blog.co.uk