Compliance Week
COVID-19 stalls BA and Marriott GDPR fines
/ Fines news, UK

COVID-19 stalls BA and Marriott GDPR fines

The ICO press office confirmed Monday that “the regulatory process is ongoing” for both cases, adding that most enforcement efforts have been put on hold in light of the pandemic. The two GDPR fines, initially announced in July 2019, were each delayed for the first time earlier this ...
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SSRN
Brexit will erode the right to be forgotten, writes Oxford's Aidinlis

Brexit will erode the right to be forgotten, writes Oxford’s Aidinlis

Will Brexit diminish digital rights protection in the UK or are domestic institutions better-placed to deliver such protection unencumbered by the oversight of EU institutions? [Stergios Aidinlis's] article scrutinises the validity of conflicting arguments about the future of human rights protection in the UK by reference to a ...
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The Guardian
UK's ICO OK with use of phone data for COVID-19
/ COVID-19, Privacy commentary, UK

UK’s ICO OK with use of phone data for COVID-19

The UK’s privacy watchdog has said the government can legally use personal data from people’s mobile phones to track and monitor behaviour if it helps fight the spread of coronavirus. It emerged last week that the government was in talks with UK mobile phone companies to potentially use ...
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Sidley Austin LLP
UK's ICO has until March 2020 for BA and Marriott penalty notices
/ Fines news, GDPR, ICO, UK

UK’s ICO has until March 2020 for BA and Marriott penalty notices

Further to the publication of the ICO’s notices of intention to fine British Airways and Marriott in July 2019, the ICO has recently issued a statement delaying the issuance of both GDPR fines which had originally been expected by the end of 2019. (The ICO’s initial notices of ...
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The Financial Times
UK at end of queue for a Brexit data deal with EU
/ Privacy commentary, UK

UK at end of queue for a Brexit data deal with EU

The UK is at the “end of the queue” for a deal to allow data to continue to flow freely with the EU after Brexit, according to a senior European official. Talks over the future trade relationship between the UK and the EU will begin early next year, ...
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Compliance Week
Pharmacy fine a 'first' for UK's ICO under GDPR
/ Fines news, ICO, UK

Pharmacy fine a ‘first’ for UK’s ICO under GDPR

The U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on Friday announced a £275,000 (U.S. $356,000) fine levied against London-based pharmacy Doorstep Dispensaree for violations of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. The fine is the first the ICO has handed out under the GDPR, despite making headlines earlier this year ...
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