A stark reminder for new businesses who are reaching out using marketing lists to sell their products. Background. DGE was promoting its hand cleaning products “Zoono” claiming that these were “effective against coronavirus” by sending text message marketing to...
Now that 31 January 2020 has passed and the UK has officially left the European Union, we have entered a transition period to allow time to negotiate a new trading relationship with the EU. The end date for the transition period is currently set at 31 December 2020,...
As set out in our previous blog (available here: https://www.law-point.co.uk/uncategorized/data-protection-breach-blogs-part-1-what-is-a-breach/) the first thing you should do is work out what you mean by “breach”. The aim of this blog, is to briefly set out what to...
In relation to data protection, people us the word “breach” in two different senses. It’s important to understand which type you are facing and the actions/ outcomes of that type of breach – particularly as with one type you may need to notify the ICO within 72...
It is easy to think that data protection is all about security measures and consents. But as a recent fine under the GDPR proves (albeit by the German data protection watchdog to a German company), this is not the case and the personal data journey must be managed...
We've updated our Q&As about Vaccination and COVID status checks, and the data protection issues involved.
You can find comprehensive answers and advice here: https://ico.org.uk/global/data-protection-and-coronavirus-information-hub/coronavirus-recovery-data-protection-advice-for-organisations/vaccination-and-covid-status-checks/
NEW: We have launched an investigation into the use of private correspondence channels at the Department of Health and Social Care.
Read Elizabeth Denham’s blog for more: https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/news-and-events/news-and-blogs/2021/07/ico-launches-investigation-into-the-use-of-private-correspondence-channels/
NEW: The EU Commission has announced today that adequacy decisions for the UK have been approved.
Read Elizabeth Denham's statement on the announcement here: https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/news-and-events/news-and-blogs/2021/06/ico-statement-in-response-to-the-eu-commission-s-announcement-on-the-approval-of-the-uk-s-adequacy/
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