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Hotel Booking Firm Fined Over Data Breach

Worldview Limited recently fined £7,500 by ICO for failing to appropriately secure personal data.  

(17/11/14)

ICO Warns Employees Stealing Personal Information is a Crime

The ICO recently warned employees that the removal of personal information of their employer when they change employment constitutes a criminal offence.

(26/09/14)

Have Your Say on the ICO Data Sharing Code of Practice
Fill in an online survey to share how you use the code, and how it helps compliance by 5 October. (08/09/14)

DP and Research Data: What You Need to Know
This new Q and A document answers key questions for researchers where research data cannot be anonymised, including guidance on who is responsible, how to store and share research data, and how to meet a subject access request. (25/08/14)

New ICO Guidance on Big Data and Data Protection

This guidance aims to ensure that the potential privacy issues surrounding big data are recognised and handled in accordance with data protection laws.

(30/07/14)

Compulsory Disclosure of Minor Spent Convictions Breaches Human Rights, Rules Supreme Court

The UK's highest appellate court found that forced disclosure of all spent convictions, including cautions, under the Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate breaches Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

(26/06/14)

Distinguishing Data Processors from Data Controllers - New ICO Guide
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has produced a guide on the difference between data controllers and data processors which includes practical examples to help distinguish whether an organisation is a data controller or a data processor. (04/06/14)

Students Hit by Data Breach

The ICO has found that student personal information including sensitive medical information was disclosed to a third party.

(28/05/14)

Forget Me Google

EU Court of Justice rules that Google must remove links from a person’s name where information is inadequate, irrelevant or excessive.

(23/05/14)

Stop IT Security Threats in Their Tracks

The Information Commissioner has recently issued a security report which identifies important areas of computer security that have frequently arisen during investigations of data breaches. 

(15/05/14)

Tweets Result in Jail Sentence

The posting of abusive tweets has resulted in an eight week jail sentence and a criminal record.

(08/05/14)

Keeping Young Learners Safe in Education - Guidance

All school and college staff have a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which people can learn.

(03/04/14)

Updated Model Contract Terms for Government IT Procurement

The Government has issued  new standard contract terms that  public bodies can use when procuring IT or business processing services from third parties.

(14/03/14)

£200,000 Fine for Data Protection Breach

A charity received a monetary penalty notice of £200,000 from the ICO after a serious breach of the Data Protection Act.

(10/03/14)

Clarity Required over Outsourced FOI Information

Contracts agreed between public sector bodies and their suppliers should be more transparent with regards to which one of them holds the information for the purposes of FOI, says the ICO.  

(07/03/14)

Updated Privacy Impact Assessments Code of Practice

This code of practice will help institutions to comply with their data protection obligations and meet individuals’ expectations of privacy.

(26/02/14)

Court of Appeal Rules on Meaning of Personal Data

The Court of Appeal held that a name is personal data unless it is so common that without further information, such as use in a work context, a person would remain unidentifiable despite its disclosure. 

(21/02/14)

Master Social Media - New Checklist and Top Tips

As part of our ongoing commitment to the use of social media within the sector we can confirm that our Social Media for Staff Legal Guidance and Social Media Guidance documents are now published and available from our website.  

(18/02/14)

New Weapon Against Enforced Subject Access

It will soon be a criminal offence to require someone to make a subject access request and reveal the result.

(17/02/14)

New Social Media for Staff Policy Template

This Jisc Legal template will assist learning providers make decisions on how social media will be implemented and regulated, and to write a social media policy that is fit for purpose.

(10/02/14)

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