Tag Archives: Information Commissioner

ICO publishes response to consultation on European Commission’s implementing regulation to the NIS Directive

The Information Commissioner, Ms Elizabeth Denham, has published her comments on the European Commission’s consultation on the draft implementing regulation (“Implementing Regulation”) of the Network and Information Security Directive ((EU) 2016/1148) (“NIS Directive”). The Implementing Regulation sets out the further elements that need to be taken into account by digital service providers (“DSPs”) under the … Continue Reading

UK Government Confirms GDPR Will Be a Reality For Post-Brexit Britain, Hints That Future UK Law Could Drop Some “Burdensome” EU Requirements

In her evidence to the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee on 24 October, Secretary of State for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (“DCMS”) Karen Bradley MP called out the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) as an example of EU law that the government would opt into. At the same time, the … Continue Reading

Does Brexit mean Brexit for data protection in the UK?

Three months on from the landmark Brexit vote 23 June, the Information Commissioner’s Office is setting out its position regarding data protection laws in a post-Brexit UK. Elizabeth Denham, the new Information Commissioner, told the BBC that she believed the UK should adopt the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regardless of Brexit. Denham stressed that … Continue Reading

Update on the UK’s Information Commissioner, IP Addresses and Russia’s ‘Right to be Forgotten’ Laws

With the Privacy Shield, the Umbrella Agreement and the GDPR capturing significant attention, it would be easy to overlook some of the other important developments that have taken place in the data protection sphere. We have rounded up some of the main stories. Next UK Information Commissioner announced Pending the formal approval process, Elizabeth Denham … Continue Reading

The ICO Sets Out Agenda for 2014-2017

At the end of March, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) released its corporate plan for 2014-2017 titled “Looking ahead, staying ahead” (the Plan). Information Commissioner Graham stated that the changes proposed are “about getting better results, for both consumers and for data controllers.” As the UK’s supervisory body for upholding information rights, the ICO … Continue Reading

New EU Data Breach Notification Rules for Telecoms

This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue. New EU rules on personal data breach notification for telecoms and ISPs came into force recently (on 25 August 2013). European Commission Regulation (EU) 611/2013 of 24 June 2013 on the measures applicable to the notification or personal data breaches under the ePrivacy Directive (2002/58/EC) aims to ensure … Continue Reading

UK ICO survey shows businesses unaware of data protection reform and its costs

The UK’s data protection authority, Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), commissioned an independent survey investigating the understanding of the proposed EU data protection reform and associated costs. The survey involved 506 organisations, and one of the key findings is that as a general rule, businesses do not understand the implications of the proposed General Data Protection … Continue Reading

UK First-Tier Tribunal Dismisses Appeal Against Information Commissioner’s Monetary Penalty Notice

This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue. The First-Tier Tribunal General Regulatory Chamber for Information Rights has dismissed the first appeal against a Monetary Penalty Notice issued by the UK Information Commissioner’s Offices (ICO) for a serious violation of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). The ICO had issued the Central London Community Healthcare NHS … Continue Reading

UK Information Commissioner’s Office Issues Cloud Guidance

With a need for mobile access to data and the influx of innovative and affordable cloud computing products to global markets, organisations are shifting towards a greater use of the cloud. In response to its growing popularity, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published guidelines on data protection compliance issues surrounding cloud computing. The practical … Continue Reading

ICO Information Rights Strategy 2012 – UK regulator identifies information security as continuing priority while targeting Financial Services, Health and Telecoms/New Media for close attention

This post was written by Nick Tyler. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK’s data protection and freedom of information regulator, has launched a high level “Information Rights Strategy”. In it, the ICO identifies the following priority areas: Internet and mobile services; health; credit and finance; criminal justice; and information security. The ICO will focus on … Continue Reading

A Seasonal Reminder for Your New Year’s To-Do List – Implement Your Cookie Action Plan for a “Good Enough” Solution!

This post was also written by Nick Tyler. On Christmas Day, organisations operating in the UK will have just five months to get their act together and comply fully with the new EU-wide rules on cookies. See earlier Client Alerts:  ‘What Cookies Are In Your Jar?’ – ICO’s guidance on compliance with new EU cookie law … Continue Reading

‘Protection of Freedoms Bill’ published – will ‘common sense’ prevail?

This post was also written Nick Tyler. Now that the UK Coalition Government has published its Protection of Freedoms Bill (the Bill) the big question is whether the proposed changes will achieve their objective “to restore the rights of individuals in the face of encroaching state power, in keeping with Britain’s tradition of freedom and fairness”. Key … Continue Reading
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