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ICO releases discussion paper on regulatory sandbox

UK data protection authority ICO have published regulatory sandbox discussion paper which explains to potential participants how ICO sees the sandbox working in practice. The paper sets out our thinking so far – from early engagement through to application, sandbox entry and, ultimately, exit.

Source: Blog: ICO regulatory sandbox | ICO

Company closure and 4-year ban for director after marketing regulation breach

A director of a lead generating service has been banned for four years after failing to ensure his company complied with text message regulations.

Lad Media Limited sent over 393,000 SMS messages were sent to members of the public, including to individuals whom had withdrawn their consent regarding the receipt of marketing texts or calls.

Irrespective of Lad Media’s claim that the illegal marketing had not been their fault, but was instead due to the actions of third parties, the ICO imposed a fine of £20,000.

Source: Company closure and 4-year ban for director after marketing regulation breach

Google remain under ICO scrutiny for GDPR misdemeanours

The Information Commissioner’s Office is to work alongside regulators in Europe to establish whether Google has fallen foul of more GDPR rules.

The ICO, which enforces European data law in the UK, is now investigating measures to take following a number of complaints raised against the tech giant.

Source: Google remain under ICO scrutiny for GDPR misdemeanours

ICO consults on its proposed Freedom of Information strategy 

The ICO continues to promote the reform of access to information legislation so it remains fit for purpose. Later this month, the ICO will publish a report to Parliament in order to make recommendations for change in relation to outsourced public services.

Source: ICO consults on its proposed Freedom of Information strategy – Privacy Laws & Business

GDPR May Add Up To $8.8B Marriott’s Data Breach Expenses

Marriott data breach is under investigation in several countries, where the hotel and resorts giant has a presence. In the E.U., Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) leads the investigation.

Given that the global annual revenue of the company reached $22.89 billion in 2017 and the strictest fine could amount to 4% of it, the sanctions imposed by the E.U. could be translated to $8.8 billion.

Full article: GDPR May Add Up To $8.8B Marriott’s Data Breach Expenses

ICO updates data protection impact assessment guide

The revised guidance, published by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), contains changes in response to recommendations issued by an EU-wide data protection watchdog.

In October, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) called on the ICO to update its DPIA guidance after finding the ICO had been too strict with some of its examples of when DPIAs need to be conducted.

Full article: ICO updates data protection impact assessment guide

Data breach whistle-blowers rise after GDPR

General Data Protection Regulation has given people the courage to notify the authorities on any data breaches that otherwise may have gone under their radar.

According to law firm RPC, there has been a 165 per cent increase in the number of whistle-blower reports since GDPR came into force last May. Looking at raw figures, a total of 82 reports have been made to the ICO, compared to 31 before GDPR.

Full article: Data breach whistle-blowers rise after GDPR | ITProPortal

GDPR era heralds new peak in number of data breach whistleblowers

The number of whistleblowers lifting the lid on data breach events has tripled in the time since May 25 th 2018, when the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation came into force, the Financial Times online reports.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), which is the regulatory body for the GDPR in the UK, has received an escalating number of confidential reports on the issue, as illustrated by new data that reveals rising anxiety among the public regarding cyber security and privacy online.

Full article: GDPR era heralds new peak in number of data breach whistleblowers

GDPR: more than 8,000 data breaches notified to ICO

More than 8,000 data breaches have been reported in the UK since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect in May, the information commissioner has said.

Elizabeth Denham revealed the number in a speech in New Zealand earlier this week. Denham said the GDPR had also sparked a rise in data protection complaints raised with her office.

Full article: GDPR: more than 8,000 data breaches notified to ICO

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