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Information Commissioner issues draft guidance on the issue of monetary penalties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 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


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


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


Public bodies reform affects IT and IP sectors
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


Information Commissioner announces views on current data protection law
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • 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


Results of consultation on online privacy code published
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • 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


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


High Court provides guidance on online marketing issues
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • November 17 2011

In the case of Playup Interactive Entertainment (UK) Pty Ltd v Givemefootball Ltd 2011 EWHC 1980 (Comm), the owner of a football website entered into a contract to send marketing e-mails and SMS communications on behalf of a sponsor (the claimant) to recipients who had opted-in to the service