IP & Technology

As part of its on-going programme of guidance under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Article 29 Working Party (WP29) has published draft guidance on data protection impact assessments (DPIAs). Whilst DPIAs (or PIAs) have been advocated as best practice by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for a number of years, anecdotal evidence… Read more »

IP & Technology

Following draft guidance published late last year, the Article 29 Working Party (WP29) has approved final versions of its guidance on data protection officers (DPOs), data portability, and the identification of a lead supervisory authority under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Data Protection Officers The guidance on DPOs summarises the key requirements under the… Read more »

IP & Technology

MPs have recently been calling for content platforms like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google to take action to actively remove offensive content from their networks that may be considered extremist or hateful. News reports have commented on the comparatively swift action of social media platforms to remove materials that infringe intellectual property rights. Whilst the… Read more »

Charity

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 »

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