Data protection in the workplace: Monitoring of home and remote working

This is the next in our series based on a report on data processing at work by the Article 29 Working Party (‘WP29’), an independent European advisory body on data protection and privacy. It has become commonplace for employers to offer Continue reading Data protection in the workplace: Monitoring of home and remote working

Is the ICO thinking about introducing a “Sandbox Regulation”?

In a recent speech, Matt Hancock, the government minister with responsibility for data protection, said “I think the ICO’s proposal of a data regulatory “sandbox” approach is very impressive and forward looking. It works in financial regulation and I look Continue reading Is the ICO thinking about introducing a “Sandbox Regulation”?

Data protection in the workplace: Balancing the interests of employers and the reasonable privacy expectations of employees

This is the first in a series of articles based on a report on data processing at work by the Article 29 Working Party (‘WP29’), an independent European advisory body on data protection and privacy. The rapid adoption of new information Continue reading Data protection in the workplace: Balancing the interests of employers and the reasonable privacy expectations of employees

Nursing home fined £15,000 for data security breach

 Introduction In August 2016 the Information Commissioner’s Office, (‘the ICO’) announced that it had fined Whitehead Private Nursing Home, (‘the nursing home’), £15,000 for breaking the law by not looking after the sensitive personal details in its care. The legal Continue reading Nursing home fined £15,000 for data security breach

GP surgery fined £40,000 for failing to protect patient’s personal data

A GP practice that revealed confidential details about a woman and her family to her estranged ex-partner has been fined £40,000. The practice gave out the information despite express warnings from the woman that staff should take particular care to protect Continue reading GP surgery fined £40,000 for failing to protect patient’s personal data

MPs say CEO pay should be linked to effective cybersecurity

A recent parliamentary report, (Cyber Security: Protection of Personal Data Online) recommends several new measures that businesses should adopt to improve their cybersecurity including: A portion of CEO compensation should be linked to effective cybersecurity, in a way to be Continue reading MPs say CEO pay should be linked to effective cybersecurity