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European Commission refers UK to ECJ over privacy and personal data protection

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • January 6 2011

The European Commission (Commission) has decided to refer the UK to the EU's Court of Justice (ECJ) for not fully implementing rules on the confidentiality of electronic communications

Extension of compulsory audit powers required to enhance data protection

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 12 2012

In a speech at the 10th annual data protection conference in October, Christopher Graham (the Information Commissioner) urged that the Information Commissioner's Office (the ICO) receives new powers to conduct compulsory data protection audits

Final Code of Practice for assessment notices published by Information Commissioner

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • September 6 2010

The Information Commissioner's Office has recently published the final Code of Practice which details how the Information Commissioner will use his right to serve assessment notices for compulsory audits on certain data controllers under the new powers provided for by the Coroners and Justice Act 2009

E-mail on back-up server deemed to be held for freedom of information purposes

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • April 26 2012

In an appeal from the Information Commission's decision, the First-Tier Tribunal General Regulatory Chamber on Information Rights has decided that the Information Commissioner was wrong to conclude on a balance of probabilities that the University of East Anglia no longer had a copy of an e-mail requested by the appellant

CJEU sanctions the "sale" of second-hand software

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • July 6 2012

The Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") issued a judgment on 3 July 2012 which legitimises the "sale" of second-hand computer programs

Information Commissioner issues draft guidance on the issue of monetary penalties

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 15 2010

Subject to parliamentary approval, the power of the Information Commissioner (IC) to impose penalties up to a maximum of £500,000 for "serious" breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) is due to come into force on 6 April 2010

Ofcom consults on internet traffic management and net neutrality

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • September 14 2010

Ofcom has issued a consultation on net neutrality and traffic management

Public bodies reform affects IT and IP sectors

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • December 14 2010

The UK Government has announced its proposals to substantially reform a large number of public bodies, aiming to increase the transparency and accountability of the services provided by them

Fines imposed for unwanted marketing calls and messages

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • July 4 2011

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has announced that the Information Commissioner's Office (the ICO) will have new powers to serve monetary penalties of up to £50,000 for serious incidents where businesses and organisations make unwanted marketing phone calls or send unwanted marketing e-mails to consumers

Government consults on level of monetary penalties for breach of Data Protection Act 1988

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • February 10 2010

The UK Government has launched a consultation on the maximum penalties for serious breach of provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998