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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


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


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


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
  • 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


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


European Commission refers UK to ECJ over privacy and personal data protection
  • Baker McKenzie
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • 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


ICO consults on changes to Data Protection Act penalties guidance
  • Baker McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • October 25 2011

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has issued a consultation document regarding the proposed changes to the statutory guidance on monetary penalties under the Data Protection Act (DPA


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


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