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UK Data Protection and Privacy Update

Mike Bradford, BIIA’s contributing editor on the subject of data protection and privacy has published his latest newsletter which he is sharing with our UK members.

August Headlines

  • Information Commissioner’s Office Annual Report
  • Data breach commentary
  • Legitimate interest guidance
  • Updated subject access policy
  • Direct Marketing Association GDPR guidance
  • GDPR in the press
  • Warning to workers about sharing personal information
  • Recent data breaches

The Information Commissioner’s Office has published its annual report which includes operational statistics and discusses the work done over the last 12 months. Elizabeth Denham replaced Christopher Graham as Information Commissioner in July 2016.

Ms Denham stated:

“My office is preparing for the future in data protection with new processes, a comprehensive change programme and an education and guidance programme for stakeholders and the public.

“As the laws we regulate change, there is an opportunity for us to improve the trust that the public feel in those who process their personal data or who make information to the public. We have launched our new Information Rights Strategic Plan that places this trust at the heart of what the Information Commissioner’s Office will do in the next four years.”

The report shows that, by far, the area generating the most concerns raised with the ICO is Subject Access running at 42% of complaints which is consistent with previous years. The main sectors where complaints are generated from are General Business (13%), Health (10%), Local Government (10%) and Lenders (8%).

For further information contact Mike Bradford or Helen Lord at Regulatory Strategies [email protected]

To download the documents click on this link:  Newsletter – August 2017

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