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ICO Fines Vanquis Bank Ltd £75,000 for Sending Unsolicited Text and Email Messages

United Kingdom - October 20 2017 The ICO has fined Vanquis Bank Ltd £75,000 for sending unsolicited text and email messages to recipients without their consent in 2015 and 2016. A…

Francesca Fellowes

Irish Minister Proposes Draft Data Retention Bill in Response to CJEU Decision

European Union, Ireland - October 20 2017 On 3 October 2017, the Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, published the draft Communications (Retention of Data) Bill 2017. The…

Francesca Fellowes

The CNIL Publishes a Guide for Processors

France - October 2 2017 In September 2017, the French Data Protection Authority, the CNIL, published a guide for data processors, which lists the responsibilities and…

Stéphanie Faber, Francesca Fellowes

SEC Creates Cyber Unit to Target Cyber-related Threats

USA - October 2 2017 The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the creation of a new cyber unit that will target cyber-related threats that may impact…

Stéphanie Faber, Francesca Fellowes

Formal Notice by the CNIL in Relation to the Public Post-baccalaureate Selection Process “APB”

France, Germany, United Kingdom - October 2 2017 Following a claim instigated in 2016, the CNIL (the French Data Protection Authority) has sent a formal notice to the Ministry of Higher Education…

Annette Demmel, Stéphanie Faber, Francesca Fellowes