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”?
This is the second 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. Where an employer has to process Continue reading Data protection in the workplace: is it really Consent?
You’re so Moneysupermarket! In July 2017, it emerged that price comparison website Moneysupermarket.com Ltd has been fined £80,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for sending emails to customers who had made it clear they didn’t want to be contacted. The email, Continue reading GDPR preparations get big players in mammoth marketing muddle.
At last, something interesting to read about in the Manifestos of the ‘Big Three’ (with apologies to SNP, UKIP , Plaid Cymru etc). The Lib Dems manifesto promises to “Roll back state surveillance powers by ending the indiscriminate bulk collection Continue reading Manifestos and Data Protection: what lies beneath?
There are many uncertainties ahead and it will be some time before we start to have an appreciation of how precisely Brexit will impact on domestic laws relating to data protection. However, in the meantime, as the ICO has helpfully Continue reading Brexit & DP: Keep calm and carry on?
On 26 May 2016 the ICO issued “Guidance: what to expect and when” which sets out its priorities for preparing for the GDPR. There will be three ‘phases’: ICO guidance European level guidance (in the form of Article 29 Working Party guidelines) Continue reading GDPR: ICO issues more guidance
Under the DPA, personal data cannot be processed unless at least one of the ‘conditions’ set out in Schedules 2 and 3 is met. One of these is that the individual whom the personal data is about has consented to Continue reading The meaning of consent