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ICO guidance: a good re-SAR-lt for controllers?

Subject access requests (SARs) are viewed either as an essential right or a huge administrative burden, depending on whether you are the requestor or responder. Recent Court of Appeal case law has made the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) update its Subject access code of practice.

Source: ICO guidance: a good re-SAR-lt for controllers?

Latest TalkTalk fine a warning to firms to keep IT systems up to date

The latest fine issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) against TalkTalk should be seen as a warning to businesses of all sizes to keep their IT systems up to date, an expert has said.

Source: Latest TalkTalk fine a warning to firms to keep IT systems up to date, expert says

Personal data belonging to up to 21,000 TalkTalk customers could have been used for scams and fraud

The Information Commissioner’s Office has fined TalkTalk Telecom Group PLC £100,000 after it failed to look after its customers’ data and risked it falling into the hands of scammers and fraudsters.

Source: Personal data belonging to up to 21,000 TalkTalk customers could have been used for scams and fraud | ICO

Royal Free Undertaking exposes weakness in data protection enforcement regime

The ICO’s enforcement (or lack of enforcement depending on your view) in the Royal Free/DeepMind case has divided the data protection community. The ICO found that the Royal Free had breached four data protection principles, had breached the medical confidentiality of 1.6 million patients but concluded that such a breach warranted an Undertaking.

Source: Royal Free Undertaking exposes weakness in data protection enforcement regime

Businesses warned against ‘dressing up’ marketing emails that customers have opted out of

Businesses cannot send marketing emails to customers that have elected to opt out of receiving such messages as part of moves to update their terms and conditions, the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has said.

Source: Businesses warned against ‘dressing up’ marketing emails that customers have opted out of

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