Information Commissioners Office

On March 4, 2020, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office fined the international airline Cathay Pacific Airways Limited GBP 500,000 for failing to protect the security of its customers’ personal data. The fine was issued under the Data Protection Act 1998 and represents the maximum fine available under the DPA.
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On January 8, 2020, the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) launched a consultation on its draft direct marketing code of practice (the “Draft Code”), as required by section 122 of the Data Protection Act 2018 (“DPA 18”). The Draft Code is open for public consultation until March 4, 2020.
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On August 15, 2019, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office updated its guidance on the timescale for responding to data subject access requests under the EU General Data Protection Regulation, following a ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union . The guidance now states that the time limit should be calculated from the