On November 22, 2022, the Court of Justice of the European Union determined in a preliminary ruling that the general public’s access to information on beneficial ownership constitutes a serious interference with the fundamental rights to respect for private life and to the protection of personal data, enshrined in Articles 7 and 8 of the Charter of Fundamental Human Rights.
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On November 30, 2022, the UK government confirmed that the Network and Information Systems Regulations 2018 will be strengthened to protect essential and digital services against cyber attacks.
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On November 23, 2022, the UK government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport announced that it had completed its assessment of South Korea’s personal data legislation, and concluded that sufficiently strong privacy laws are in place to protect UK personal data transferred to South Korea while upholding the rights and protections of UK citizens.
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On November 2, 2022, the ICO issued the UK Department for Education with a formal reprimand following an investigation into the sharing of personal data stored on the Learning Records Service, a database which provides a record of pupils’ qualifications that the DfE has overall responsibility for.
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On October 24, 2022, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office issued a £4.4 million fine to Interserve Group Limited for failing to keep employee personal data secure, which violates Article 5(1)(f) and Article 32 of the GDPR, during the period of March 2019 to December 2020.
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