All Data Protection News
News
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)

Personal Information, Anonymity, Legal Proceedings and FOI Clarified

The Information Tribunal has upheld a public authority’s reliance on the personal information exemption. 

(07/02/14)

Safe Harbour False Compliance Claims

Twelve US businesses have been found to have falsely claimed compliance with the Safe Harbour data protection provisions.

(23/01/14)

Websites and User-Generated Defamatory Comments - Guidance

Ministry of Justice guidance details how a website operator can use the new Defamation Act 2013 defence in relation to user-generated content.

(09/01/14)

ICO Outlines New Draft Complaint Handling Procedure

The ICO is reviewing its approach in dealing with complaints.

(23/12/13)

Page 1 of 18First   Previous   [1]  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  Next   Last   
JISC Legal Newsletter

Signing up to the JISC-Legal-News service will give you a monthly news digest.  In order to join the JISC-Legal-News service, simply email the following text to - listserv@jiscmail.ac.uk: Subscribe JISC-LEGAL-NEWS forename surname
(e.g. Subscribe JISC-LEGAL-NEWS Jason Campbell) This should be the only text in the body of your email (NB no subject is necessary). More information about JISCmail lists can be found at - www.jiscmail.ac.uk, including how to manage your subscription in future. If you have any problems, please feel free to email us at - info@jisclegal.ac.uk.

For a digest of IT Law relevant to FE and HE, subscribe to JISC-LEGAL-NEWS.

Our JISC-Legal-News Archive can be accessed in the JISC Mail website here - JISC-Legal-News Archive.