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UK ICO Stresses Importance of Preparing for the GDPR and Addresses the ICO’s Role Post-Brexit

With just under one year to go before the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) becomes law across the European Union, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) has continued its efforts to help businesses prepare for the new law.

Source: UK ICO Stresses Importance of Preparing for the GDPR and Addresses the ICO’s Role Post-Brexit

BSI Group eyeing ethical data use

In May, BSI Group, the national standards body for the U.K., held its most recent workshop looking at the development of standards around the use of big data. Privacy pros may find the group’s work particularly relevant as BSI approaches guidance, in particular, for the terms and conditions organizations would use to obtain and use data, as well as a code of practice for the ethical use of data.

Source: BSI Group eyeing ethical data use

ICO: Open banking ‘a key way’ for banks to meet data portability duties under the GDPR

The adoption of open banking could help payment service providers (PSPs) meet their obligations under new EU data protection laws, the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has said.

Source: ICO: Open banking ‘a key way’ for banks to meet data portability duties under the GDPR

UK’s ICO to investigate use of data analytics for political purposes

Elizabeth Denham, UK Information Commissioner, has announced today that she has launched a formal investigation into the use of data analytics for political purposes.  In response to a question from PL&B, she confirmed in open session at the ICO Conference in March, that the ICO was assessing the use of micro-targeting by the Leave Campaign in the EU referendum. Now the initial look at the role of Cambridge Analytica (CA) and partner companies abroad has broadened into this formal investigation into micro-targeting services.

Source: Information Commissioner to investigate use of data analytics for political purposes including companies operating internationally – Privacy Laws & Business

Who is Fact Checking the Fact Checkers?

With the proliferation of so-called “fake news”, companies are starting to rely on third party organizations to perform a “fact checking” function in order to distinguish between legitimate news and fake news. The fake news epidemic gained traction in the recent US presidential election.  We have previously written about the fake news problem, as well as the UK Government’s plan to tackle the issue.

Source: Who is Fact Checking the Fact Checkers? – Social Media Law Bulletin

UK plans real-time surveillance of internet users

The “live” surveillance of British web users’ internet communications has been proposed in a draft technical paper prepared by the government.If made law, such access would occur via the Investigatory Powers (IP) Act, which includes provisions for the removal of encryption on content.

Source: Investigatory Powers: ‘Real-time surveillance’ in draft update – BBC News

EDPS addresses DPOs in Italy

European Data Protection Supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli, gave a speech at the ASSO DPO conference in Milan. In his speech he addressed necessity for everyone to prepare for new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – Data Protection Officers (DPOs), national legislators and Data Protection Authorities, – and promised more guidance from EU Article 29 Working Party by the end of the year.

Source: EDPS addresses DPOs in Italy

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