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Who is liable under current law? The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), which currently regulates data protection law in England, distinguishes between two types of ‘users’ of personal data (see what is the difference below):- Data controller; and Data processor. The...read more
Carphone Warehouse has recently been fined £400,000 by the ICO following a hack which resulted in unauthorised access to records containing personal data of over 3 million customers and employees. There were a number of security failings identified, and whilst the ICO...read more
We have been helping some of our clients understand the impact of the General Data Protection Regulations (“ GDPR’s ”) and what they need to do to comply and of course with the implications for their contracts. Lots of talk around the GDPR’s has been about the...read more
Contract Termination We have been asked a question around contract termination a couple of times recently. Although the facts were slightly different in each case, the general principle behind the issue was the same. So we thought it might be helpful to write a blawg...read more
We are always harping on about data protection and consent to our clients and here is why… Marketing lists The ICO has recently fined a company £270,000 for making automated marketing calls without the appropriate consent. The reason this is interesting is because the...read more
It was the ICO’s Data Protection Practitioners’ Conference yesterday, and whilst we couldn’t be there we did listen in to the live feed available for some of the speeches. What was evident is that the focus was on making data protection a matter for the boardroom....read more