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First significant GDPR fines in the pipeline

17/10/2018 by:

The European Data Protection Supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli, says that we can expect to see DPAs take enforcement action soon, Buttarelli told Reuters in an interview: “I expect [the] first GDPR fines for some cases by the end of the year. Not...

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ICO to help business with innovation and Privacy by Design

15/10/2018 by:

The ICO is keen to provide data privacy expertise to other UK regulators to ensure rules and regulations keep pace with future technologies, and has been awarded a grant of £537,000 by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Th...

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ICO takes action for failure to pay new data protection fee

09/10/2018 by:

The ICO has begun formal enforcement action against 34 organisations that have failed to pay the new data protection fee. The news fee regime under the 2018 Data Protection Act introduced three different tiers depending on the size and turnover of...

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Argentina publishes GDPR-style data protection bill

24/09/2018 by:

Argentina is on its way to modernise its data protection law. The President sent the data protection bill to Argentina’s Congress on 19 September. Argentina was declared as ‘adequate’ by the EU Commission under the EU DP Directive 1995, but...

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Equifax fined maximum amount under DP Act 1998 for security breach

21/09/2018 by:

The ICO has issued Equifax Ltd with a £500,000 fine for failing to protect the personal information of up to 15 million UK citizens during a cyber attack in 2017. Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said: “Multinational data companies like...

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