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Government consults on the introduction of custodial sentences for offences committed under section 55 of the Data Protection Act 1998

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 4 2010

It is an offence for a person knowingly or recklessly to (a) obtain or disclose personal data or the information contained in personal data; or (b) procure the disclosure to another person of the information contained in the personal data, without the consent of the data controller (a section 55 offence

Results of consultation on online privacy code published

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • July 22 2010

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has published the results of the online consultation on the new draft code of practice which will provide a practical and common sense approach to protecting individuals' privacy online

Hyatt Hotels and Resorts Business to transfer personal information outside of EEA under binding corporate rules authorised under the mutual recognition policy

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • November 23 2009

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has authorised the Hyatt Hotels and Resorts Business to transfer personal information to companies within its multi-national group which operate outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) in accordance with its Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs

High Court rules on the BBC's disclosure obligations under the Freedom of Information Act

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • December 9 2009

On 2 October 2009 the High Court of England and Wales decided two closely connected cases on the BBC's obligation to provide information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act

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

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • 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

Information Commissioner issues draft guidance on the issue of monetary penalties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

Final Code of Practice for assessment notices published by Information Commissioner

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • 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

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

Information Commissioner announces views on current data protection law

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • December 7 2010

The Information Commissioner (IC) has responded to the UK Government's call for evidence on the current data protection legislative framework

Public bodies reform affects IT and IP sectors

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • 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