News stories posted during May 2018

ICO launches consultation on stronger regulatory action and continues with its micro-targeting investigation

04/05/2018 by:

The Information Commissioner today launched a consultation on stronger powers which are written into the Data Protection Bill currently going through Parliament. The Report stage in the House of Commons has been scheduled for 9th May. Proposed new...

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House of Commons passes Data Protection Bill with amendments

10/05/2018 by:

The Data Protection Bill went through the Report stage and third reading in the House of Commons yesterday. What will come next is the so called ‘Ping Pong’ between the Houses before the Bill is adopted. The government’s exemption for immigration...

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UK Data Protection Act receives Royal Assent and enters into force tomorrow

24/05/2018 by:

The UK Data Protection Bill received Royal Assent on 23 May and its main provisions will commence on 25 May 2018. The UK Act is not limited to GDPR provisions but also covers national security issues and transposes the EU Law Enforcement Directive...

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Michel Barnier says no to the UK taking part in the EDPB’s One Stop Shop

29/05/2018 by:

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has said that the UK ICO cannot remain in the European Data Protection Board, EDPB, after Brexit. Barnier also said that the UK would not be able to participate in the One Stop Shop. He said: “Brex...

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