Tag Archives: data protection

ICO Regulation Update on Real Time Bidding and Adtech: What Your Next Steps Should Be

On 20 June the ICO (the Information Commissioner’s Office), the UK privacy regulator, released an ‘Update Report’ on real-time bidding (RTB). These summaries throughout the last week may have you questioning how serious this is and what, if anything, your next steps should be. Visit reedsmith.com to learn more about the actions you should take … Continue Reading

A 30-Minute Data Breach Drill for GCs

At times, the two most frightening words in the English vocabulary are “data” and “breach.”  Much to the chagrin of companies across the country, data breaches are quite the rage these days.  It seems as if every week a new company falls prey to a cyberattack resulting in the release of secure information.  To help … Continue Reading

ECJ Google Spain Decision Delivered

On May 13, the Court of Justice of the European Union delivered a groundbreaking ruling on the so-called "right to be forgotten" and the territorial application of the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC. The Court ruled on key issues under what circumstances search engines must block certain information in the search results of the name of an individual.… Continue Reading

ICO Adopts Enforcement Action Plan

The UK data protection watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), has published its long-awaited guidance on the factors it will take into account when considering whether to initiate enforcement action for data protection breaches and what form any such action should take. Its Data Protection Regulatory Action Policy, comes in the wake of yet another serious data breach by a … Continue Reading

UK Websites Are Failing To Comply With New Cookie Laws

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has received 169 complaints thus far about websites failing to comply with the cookie law that came into force on May 26. Operators of UK websites were given until that date to ensure that user consent for cookies is obtained prior to access to the website being granted, although … Continue Reading

Current Data Protection Rules: Time to be Forgotten?

 The European Commission has proposed a review of the 1995 Data Protection Directive in a bid to keep up with fast paced technological development in the digital world. The Commission hopes new rules will strengthen online privacy, cut down burdensome administrative costs and reinforce consumer trust online. The Commission’s proposals will be passed to European … Continue Reading

Common sense, you can photograph your kid’s school nativity play

At last, common sense has triumphed with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issuing a press release confirming that the Data Protection Act 1998 does not prevent family and friends from taking photographs at school concerts or plays this Christmas, but that doesn’t mean little Johnny can appear in the next sweetie ad! The ICO emphasised … Continue Reading
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