Following monetary penalty notices issued against the RPSCA and the British Heart Foundation last December, the Information Commissioner’s Office has fined another eleven charities for breaches of data protection laws. The ICO’s action follows a two year investigation. How did the charities breach data protection law? The contraventions cover three broad activities: Wealth screening –… Read more »


The Information Commissioner (ICO) has published the results of an Information Governance survey carried out last year in relation to local government. The survey highlights some key areas that local authorities will need to address in order to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). What are the key findings? The survey identified a… Read more »


The Information Commissioner (ICO) has published for consultation draft guidance on its interpretation of “consent” under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The consultation is open until 31 March 2017. Consent is one of the grounds for lawfully processing personal data under the current Data Protection Act. However, it is an concept that frequently confuses… Read more »