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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.

Employer vicariously liable for personal data breach

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Can an employer be vicariously liable for a breach of data protection duties owed by the employer to its employees where an individual employee is responsible for the breach? Yes, according to a recent decision of the Court of Appeal.

GDPR and the use of CCTV

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Since the introduction of the GDPR in May 2018, issues surrounding personal data and data breaches increasingly feature in the news. These high profile issues tend to relate to breaches involving contact details, passwords and financial information. What is often not realised is that images of a person captured on CCTV amount to personal data. Given the prevalence of CCTV, this is a potentially significant issue in the context of data protection.

Enforcing the GDPR

Since the introduction of the GDPR in May 2018, the Information Commissioner (ICO) has yet to take action in relation to any complaints under the new rules, with most of its recent enforcement decisions relating to matters which occurred before the GDPR came into force.

Data Protection: BT fined for unsolicited marketing communications

The Information Commissioner (ICO) has recently published an enforcement decision which resulted in a fine of £77,000 being imposed on BT (British Telecommunications plc) for sending unsolicited marketing emails.