Category: News Article

DATE November 3, 2020 5:04 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

Outsourced DPO –Privacy by design and by default

Reading the ICO’s monetary penalty notice (MPN) served on Marriott one notes that the fine relates to infringements (Articles 32 and 5(1)(f)) of the GDPR between the dates of 25th May 2018 and 18th September 2018 despite the personal data breach occurring on-going from July 2014.  The MPN sets out...
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DATE November 2, 2020 11:41 am POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

The Marriott Hotel Fined £18.4 Million

So, last week the ICO levied a fine of £18.4m on Marriott for a personal data breach affecting an estimated 339 million people over a 4-year period.  If you use the unorthodox method of evaluating monetary penalties of vP = n/F (the value of privacy is equal to the number...
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DATE October 29, 2020 11:47 am POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

Manchester based company fined £250,000 for nuisance calls

A claims management company in Manchester has been fined £250,000 for making millions of nuisance calls The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Reliance Advisory Limited (RAL) £250,000 for breaking electronic marketing law. The Bury-based company made 15.1 million calls in relation to claims management services such as mis-sold PPI....
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DATE February 1, 2018 4:51 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

Brexit may lead to greater restrictions on the transfer of personal data from the EU to the UK. UK organisations will need to be prepared.

When the UK leaves the EU on 29th March 2019 the GDPR will already have become law in every other EU member state. The regulations governing the international transfers of personal data are set out in Chapter V of the GDPR. It stipulates that, for the purposes of data transfers...
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DATE February 1, 2018 4:39 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY Blog

Data Breach Compensation: The New PPI?

The decision in the High Court relating to the theft and publishing of the supermarket giant Morrison’s payroll data by a rogue employee throws up interesting points about liability in the event of data loss. In December 2017 Mr Justice Langstaff ruled that the technical and organisational controls in place...
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DATE May 9, 2016 4:12 pm POSTED BY CATEGORY News

DataWise Digital Leaders 100 Press Release

Leeds start-up nominated for Digital Leaders 100 prize. A pioneering Leeds Data Protection company has been nominated for a prestigious national award – just six months after starting up. Data Protection People, who help organisations reduce the risk of Data Protection breaches and cyber-attacks, has been nominated for a Digital...
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