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GDPR and procurement

The introduction of the GDPR has significant implications for procurement practice, writes Jenny Beresford-Jones.

News headlines

Jun 12, 2018

Use of Streams app lawful and compliant with data protection laws, insists NHS trust

An independent audit carried out by law firm Linklaters for the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (RFL) has concluded that the trust’s use of Streams, an app intended to deliver improved care to patients with acute kidney injury (AKI), is…
May 24, 2018

Medical centre fined £35k for abandoning sensitive information in empty building

A medical centre in London has been served with a £35,000 monetary penalty by the Information Commissioner’s Office after it left “highly sensitive” medical information in an empty building.
May 10, 2018

Consult on extending FOI to private sector providers of public services: watchdog

The Committee for Standards in Public Life has called for a consultation on whether the Freedom of Information Act should apply to private sector providers where information relates to the performance of a public service contract.
May 04, 2018

Information Commissioner consults on draft Regulatory Action Policy

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a consultation on the way it plans to regulate new data protection laws.
Apr 23, 2018

Ex-hospital worker prosecuted for inappropriately accessing patient records

A former receptionist of a Milton Keynes hospital trust has become the latest NHS employee to be prosecuted for accessing patient records without authorisation.

Features and analysis

GDPR: updating privacy notices

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Are you caught in a last minute rush to update your privacy notice to comply with the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? Ibrahim Hasan considers what is involved.

DPIAs: when and how?

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Ibrahim Hasan looks at how data controllers can comply with the obligation to produce data protection impact assessments.

Choosing a data protection officer

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Penny Bygrave sets out what all public authorities should know about appointing a data protection officer under the GDPR.

GDPR and contract negotiations

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Azhar Ghose highlights some of the issues that have arisen in contract negotiations of GDPR clauses.

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Apr 06, 2018

GDPR and contract negotiations

Azhar Ghose highlights some of the issues that have arisen in contract negotiations of GDPR clauses.
Mar 28, 2018

Tribunal orders disclosure of executive summary of ICO consensual audit

The First-tier Tribunal has ordered the disclosure of the executive summary of a data protection audit ­­the Information Commissioner's Office undertook with consent at a NHS Trust.
Mar 08, 2018

Malnick: section 36 reasonableness

The Upper Tribunal has recently been called on to consider the test for the reasonableness of a qualified person's opinion under s.36 FOIA. Robin Hopkins examines the outcome.
Jan 19, 2018

Revising the s.45 code of practice

The Cabinet Office recently put out to consultation a revised draft code of practice under s. 45 FOIA. Ibrahim Hasan examines the changes.
Jan 08, 2018

Government issues policy note on procurement and data protection changes

The Crown Commercial Service has published a policy note (PPN) on the impact on procurement of changes to data protection legislation and the General Data Protection Regulation.
Nov 16, 2017

ICO brings 8th prosecution in 2017 over NHS employees unlawfully accessing records

A nursing auxiliary in Wales has been fined for accessing a patient’s medical records without a valid legal reason – the eighth prosecution of its kind brought by the Information Commissioner’s Office this year alone.
Nov 10, 2017

Legal action launched over data-sharing between Home Office and NHS on migrants

The Migrants’ Rights Network (MRN) has launched a legal challenge to what it calls “a secret data-sharing agreement” between the Home Office, the Department of Health and the NHS.
Oct 24, 2017

Information Commissioner warns NHS staff about snooping after another prosecution

The Information Commissioner’s Office has fired a warning to NHS employees about the risks of snooping into patient records without a valid legal reason, after its latest prosecution of a staff member.
Oct 04, 2017

NHS trust faces claim after employee unlawfully accessed medical records

Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust is facing legal action after one of its employees unlawfully accessed medical records.
Sep 25, 2017

Ex-employee of adult care department fined for taking personal data

A former employee of Leicester City Council’s adult social care department has been fine for unlawfully obtaining personal data.
Sep 25, 2017

Cornerstone barrister appointed to European Commission Expert Group on GDPR

Estelle Dehon of Cornerstone Baristers has been appointed as a member of the European Commission's Expert Group on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Sep 01, 2017

ICO fines council for leaving vulnerable people’s personal information exposed online for five years

Delays by the London Borough of Lambeth left a woman fleeing domestic violence with her autistic child in unsuitable bed and breakfast accommodation for nearly two years, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGO) has found.
Aug 31, 2017

The wages of sin is: the ability to rely on Section 12

Christopher Knight analyses a recent freedom of information case on costs limits and public authorities' record-keeping.
Aug 17, 2017

Council fined £70k by ICO over parking ticket system data breaches

A London borough has been hit with a £70,000 monetary penalty by the Information Commissioner’s Office after the authority failed to keep up to 89,000 people’s information secure on its parking ticket system website.
Aug 17, 2017

GDPR and employee surveillance

Ibrahim Hasan looks at the challenges for local authorities around employee surveillance and the prospect of GDPR.
Aug 14, 2017

ICO warns NHS staff over accessing personal data as care assistant fined

A former health care assistant has been ordered to pay £1,715 in fines and costs after she pleaded guilty to offences of unlawfully obtaining and unlawfully disclosing personal data.
Jul 11, 2017

Campaigners draft bill applying FOI to housing associations, contractors

The Campaign for Freedom of Information has drafted a Bill designed to bring housing associations, private contractors providing public services, and Local Safeguarding Children Boards under the Freedom of Information Act.
Jul 07, 2017

Don’t mention the bigger picture

Peter Lockley analyses an important Court of Appeal ruling on 'environmental information'.
Jul 03, 2017

NHS trust failed to comply with data protection law in Google DeepMind trial

A leading NHS trust failed to comply with the Data Protection Act when it provided patient details to Google DeepMind, the Information Commissioner’s Office has said.
Jun 27, 2017

Review of NHS correspondence backlog finds 1,788 cases of potential harm

A review of how NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) handled a huge backlog of unprocessed clinical correspondence has found 1,788 cases of potential harm to patients, the National Audit Office has said.

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