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Amended EU rules on personal data breach notification take effect
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • European Union
  • October 14 2013

European Commission Regulation 6112013 on the measures applicable to the notification of personal data breaches under the E-Privacy Directive


ICO publishes guidance on direct marketing
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • October 14 2013

The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has published new guidance on direct marketing, explaining how the activity in its various forms is


Frequently asked questions on the Advocate General's opinion on the US-EU Safe Harbor program
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • European Union, USA
  • September 25 2015

The Advocate General for the European Court of Justice has just issued a much anticipated, non-binding opinion regarding the EUUS Safe Harbor


Fines imposed for unwanted marketing calls and messages
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • 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


Telecommunications company required to block users' access to infringing website
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • October 3 2011

In the first legal action of its kind in the UK, a group of film-producers (the Studios) has obtained an injunction which requires the UK's largest internet services provider (ISP), BT, to cut off its customers' access to Newzbin, an offshore-hosted website with links to pirated music and films


Updated guidance on use of cookies from ICO
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • March 28 2012

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has updated its "Guidance on the rules of the use of cookies and similar technologies" (the Guidance


Guidance published by ICO in relation to information held in complaint files
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • February 9 2012

The Information Commissioner's Office has issued guidance for organisations that hold complaint files and receive requests for access to personal information held in them


Extension of compulsory audit powers required to enhance data protection
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


UK government issues tender for G-Cloud computing services
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • January 12 2012

The UK Government Procurement Service has issued an Invitation To Tender for a six month pilot framework agreement which will enable government departments and other public sector bodies to order cloud computing services via a government app store


Information Commissioner issues draft guidance on the issue of monetary penalties
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • 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