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Miller Samuel Hill Brown Solicitors Blog

From time to time we will post news articles and announcements relating to the firm and to various legal issues that may be of interest to you.

Personal data breaches – can individuals be liable?

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There has been much highlighting of the high level fines which can be imposed under the GDPR for data protection breaches. What is less known is that individuals can be prosecuted and subject to fines for data protection offences on a personal basis. This has been the case for some time under s.55 of the Data Protection Act 1998, which made it an offence to obtain, disclose or procure the disclosure of personal data without the consent of the data controller, or to sell such data. This provision is now replicated in s.170 of the Data Protection Act 2018, which adds retaining data without consent as an offence.

I’ll make a note of that – asking to see your medical records

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Significant Fine for Google following GDPR breach

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GDPR – Tricky issues for employers

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We will be holding a free seminar on 21st February 2019 on the GDPR and issues it raises for employers.