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Ireland’s DPA and US FTC sign a Memorandum of Understanding

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28/06/2013 by:

Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner, Billy Hawkes, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with US Federal Trade Commission’s Chair, Edith Ramirez.  The aim is to support increased cooperation and communication between the two agencies in thei...

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Magistrates’ courts can now impose unlimited fines for DP Act criminal offences

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15/04/2015 by:

Since 12 March, Magistrates’ courts are no longer limited to £5,000 fines for criminal offences under the DP Act. The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Fines on Summary Conviction) Regulations 2015, which allow for an...

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ICO issues Information Rights Strategic Plan

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30/05/2017 by:

Elizabeth Denham marked 25 May last week, exactly a year before the GDPR applies in the UK and the other European Economic Area Member States by three initiatives, including issuing the ICO’s new Information Rights Strategic Plan 2017 – 2021. The...

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ICO sets priorities for regulatory action

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21/06/2018 by:

In its draft Regulatory Action Policy, the ICO promises to continue its existing enforcement style based on education and encouraging compliance rather than being an overly strict enforcer. It says that it aims to ‘be effective, proportionate,...

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