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Global Privacy & Cybersecurity Update Vol. 14

by Jones Day on

New York Attorney General Announces Record Number of Data Breach Notices in 2016 - On March 21, 2017, the New York Attorney General's Office announced that it received 1,300 reported data breaches in 2016—a 60 percent...more

GDPR Compliance Update: Which Government Authorities Have Issued Official GDPR Guidance?

This post provides an update as to the current status of official GDPR-related guidance. With a little under a year remaining until the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes enforceable, companies...more

EU regulators welcome stricter rules on cookies and direct marketing

by White & Case LLP on

The European Commission has published a draft Regulation regarding cookies and electronic direct marketing. EU regulators have publicly welcomed the proposal, which has potentially significant consequences for all businesses...more

Health Company Fined by UK’s Information Commissioner Office

by Hogan Lovells on

Last week, the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published a monetary penalty notice which fined a private healthcare company, HCA International, £200,000 for its failure to keep sensitive data secure....more

Company Bosses Can No Longer Dodge Nuisance Call Fines

by Reed Smith on

In an ongoing effort to tackle nuisance calls, the UK government has signalled its intention to make company directors directly liable for breaches of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PERC) carried out...more

UK ICO recommends personal liability of directors for breaches of data protection law

by White & Case LLP on

At a recent Parliamentary meeting to discuss the draft Digital Economy Bill, the UK Information Commissioner recommended imposing personal liability and accountability upon company directors. If such liability is imposed, it...more

UK ICO issues largest ever fine for a data breach

by White & Case LLP on

The UK Information Commissioner's Office (the "ICO") has issued a record fine of £400,000 to a UK telecoms company, in connection with a data breach that took place in October 2015. The fine, and the related adverse...more

TalkTalk handed record fine in data protection breach in the UK

TalkTalk, a major UK telecoms company, has been fined £400,000 for a data breach after they were hacked. This is a record fine given by the ICO (the UK’s data protection authority). Significantly the fine was imposed after a...more

TalkTalk Loses Appeal Against £1,000 fine at the Information Tribunal

by Locke Lord LLP on

Telecoms service provider TalkTalk has lost an appeal against it for a £1,000 fixed penalty after the Information Commissioner’s office (ICO) ruled it had failed to report a personal data breach within the required 24 hours’...more

ICO Responds to the ePrivacy Directive Consultation

by Reed Smith on

In April, we reported that the European Commission had opened a public consultation seeking the views of various stakeholders on the current wording of, and possible changes to, the Privacy and Electronic Communications...more

Privacy & Cybersecurity Newsletter: July 2016

by Locke Lord LLP on

General Data Protection Regulation Update - As reported in the April Locke Lord Privacy & Cybersecurity Newsletter, the European Parliament gave the final approval to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on...more

New Encryption Guidance Published by the ICO

by Reed Smith on

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has released updated guidance on the use of encryption. The guidance highlights that in many areas, the ICO expects encryption software to be used, and in the future where data...more

Mobile apps and data protection, the ICO revisits

by Reed Smith on

Given the widespread popularity and quotidian usage of mobile apps, the issue of privacy should not be forgotten. Last year the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) conducted a thorough privacy review of 21 popular mobile...more

Alert: You Can't Hide Behind Your EULA

by Cooley LLP on

Companies trying to shift liability for data breach by hiding catch-all exclusion clauses in End User Licence Agreements (EULAs) can learn from one company's latest antics. What's happened? At the end of last year,...more

UK Patients’ Data Exposed by Group Email

by McGuireWoods LLP on

The 56 Dean Street Clinic, which is operated by the Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust and specializes in HIV and other sexual health services, has apologized for the error which revealed (to all 780 recipients) the full names...more

Crackdown on ‘Back-door’ Criminal Record Checks

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Under section 56 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), it is now a criminal offence for any person or organisation to require an individual to submit a ‘subject access request’ (i.e. the right for an individual to access any...more

ICO fine overturned: An eye off the ball but still on the money

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

For the first time ever, a fine issued by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) has been overturned on appeal. On 21 August 2013, the UK Information Rights Tribunal (“Tribunal”) handed down its preliminary decision...more

ICO Fine Signals International Risks of Data Breaches

On January 24, 2013, the UK Data Protection Watchdog — the UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) — fined Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited £250,000 (about $400,000) for its alleged failure to implement...more

UK Data Protection Regulator ICO Flexes Power to Impose Fine - Sony Fined for Data Breach

by Dechert LLP on

Introduction - On 24 January 2013, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) served Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited (“Sony”) with a monetary penalty of £250,000 following a serious breach of data security...more

The Sony data breach fine: A hand-slap from London now, but what would it have been under the proposed new EU Data Protection...

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Sony £250,000 for the widely publicized 2011 security breach during which hackers gained access to personal data (including credit card information) of over 77 million...more

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