The UK’s data protection watchdog has raised concerns that proposed new UK laws threaten its ability to operate independently of the government.
The Commission gave it the official (if lukewarm) ok in October, following the first annual review. Last week it was time for the Article 29 Working Party (WP29) to have its say. The overall verdict: OK but could do better. This is backed up by a threat to mount a legal challenge.
Facing potential Lords defeat, government announces it will back data protection bill amendment to safeguard children’s privacy.
Businesses that provide services designed to show that electronic data is authentic and can be trusted have been issued with new UK guidance that outlines their obligations on security and breach reporting.
Two recent developments in the United Kingdom highlight the growing risk of privacy litigation and “group actions” which is likely to further increase following the enactment of the General Data Protection Regulation (“ GDPR “) in May 2018.
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The guidance, issued on 21 November, puts together information about guidance previously issued by the ICO, and links to guidance by the EU Article 29 Working Party.
People working with personal information have been warned they have to obey strict privacy laws after a charity worker was prosecuted for making his own copies of sensitive data.