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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


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


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


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


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


Updated guidance on use of cookies from ICO
  • Baker McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • March 28 2012

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has updated its "Guidance on the rules of the use of cookies and similar technologies" (the Guidance


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