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Information Commissioner issues draft guidance on the issue of monetary penalties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


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


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


Enforcement of the Privacy and E-Communications Regulations
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • August 10 2011

Further to the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations that came into effect on 26 May 2011, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has provided information on how it will seek to enforce the Regulations


Breach of contract for third-party supply of software
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • June 15 2011

The High Court dismissed a claim for breach of contract for the third-party supply of software alleged to be of unsatisfactory quality and unfit for purpose in the case of Mayor & Burgesses Of Southwark London Borough Council v IBM UK Ltd


New consultation on CCTV code
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • June 21 2011

The Home Office has launched a consultation on how to regulate the use of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) and Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology


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


ICO publishes guide to privacy and electronic communications
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • December 6 2011

On 7 September 2011, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) published guidance in relation to the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (SI 24262003) and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations (SI 20111208) (the Guide


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