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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


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


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


Government consults on the introduction of custodial sentences for offences committed under section 55 of the Data Protection Act 1998
  • Baker McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


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


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


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


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


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


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