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ICO receives record number of breach notifications

20/07/2018 by:

The number of self-reported data breaches has increased by 29% from 2,447 last year to 3,156 this year. Under the GDPR, organisations are obliged to report serious data breaches to the ICO. In June, after the GDPR had entered into force, the ICO...

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Japan and EU conclude talks on adequacy

17/07/2018 by:

Japan and the EU have agreed to recognise each other's data protection systems as 'equivalent', which will allow data to flow safely and legally between them. The EU and Japan today agreed to create the world's largest area of safe data flows, the...

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ICO plans to sanction Facebook with maximum £500,000 fine under 1998 DP Act

11/07/2018 by:

On issuing an interim report on its investigation into the use of data analytics in political campaigns, the ICO plans to fine Facebook £500,000 for two breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998. Facebook now has a chance to respond to the...

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MPs: UK should start adequacy talks as soon as possible

05/07/2018 by:

The Exiting the European Union parliamentary committee states that the UK should start adequacy talks with the EU as soon as possible. The Committee says that the chances of an adequacy decision, and a close involvement in how data protection laws...

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DPAs: Full steam ahead at the European Data Protection Board

03/07/2018 by:

The GDPR’s cooperation and consistency mechanism will now be put to a test at the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) which is already dealing with more than 20 cross-border cases. Willem Debeuckelaere, Vice-Chair, EDPB, said at PL&B’s conferenc...

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