Under the Data Protection Act 2018, individuals have the right to access personal data which organisations hold about them. The right entitles an individual to: Confirmation that the organisation is processing their personal data A copy of their pers
The news that British Airways is facing a fine of £184m after personal data of some 500,000 customers was harvested by cyber criminals shows the tough stance of the UK’s data regulator following the introduction of new EU data protection laws last ye
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.
We all trust our doctors to have our best intentions at heart, and to make sure we get the care and treatment we need. Doctors have always taken detailed notes of each patient’s health history, medical requirements, and their own recommendatio
It has been reported recently that Google has been issued with a major fine of £44 million (57 million euros) by French authorities for non-compliance with the GDPR: the most significant fine since the introduction of the GDPR. This is the first ma
We will be holding a free seminar on 21st February 2019 on the GDPR and issues it raises for employers. We want to hear from you – what data protection issues or concerns do you have in your business? Let us know and we will seek to cover these in ou
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. In a fairly top
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.
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.
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.
The GDPR came into force on 25th May 2018, but continues to raise tricky questions about what amounts to personal data and when this can be used. In this blog, we look at the GDPR implications for employers on processing next of kin or emergency cont
You may have seen or heard murmurings about the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in recent months, but what is it, and why is it important? In an increasingly digital world, data processing affects almost every aspect of our lives. Data
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