Information Commissioners Office

On March 17, 2020, the Executive Committee of the Global Privacy Assembly issued a statement giving their support to the sharing of personal data by organizations and governments for the purposes of fighting the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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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 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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