Information Commissioners Office

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 September 4, 2019, the High Court of England and Wales dismissed a challenge against South Wales Police’s use of Automated Facial Recognition technology, determining that the police’s use of AFR had been necessary and proportionate to achieve their statutory obligations.
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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

On July 9, 2019, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office announced that it intends to fine Marriott International £99,200,396 for a data breach violating the GDPR. This closely follows the £183 million fine for British Airways, announced on July 8.
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On July 8, 2019, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office announced that it intends to fine British Airways £183,390,000 for a data breach for violating the GDPR. This is the first fine to be announced publicly by the ICO under the GDPR.
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The UK Information Commissioner’s Office recently published an updated report on adtech, following a Fact Finding Forum held in March 2019 and consultation with industry players. The report focuses on whether and how organizations in the adtech sector can comply with the GDPR and the UK’s implementation of the e-Privacy Directive.
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