Jan 07, 2020
A former Reablement Officer at Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council has been prosecuted by the Information Commissioner’s Officer for accessing social care records without authorisation.
Dec 18, 2019
Councillor from neighbouring authority fails in bid to obtain legal advice on planning application after Tribunal upholds privilege
The First-tier Tribunal (General Regulatory Chamber) has rejected an appeal lodged against the Information Commissioner by a member of Leeds City Council concerning a planning application for a field adjacent to his ward but in Harrogate Borough Council’s area.
Dec 09, 2019
A former social services support officer at Dorset County Council has been prosecuted for accessing social care records without authorisation.
Dec 04, 2019
The Information Commissioner has launched a consultation on new draft guidance for organisations on how to handle Subject Access Requests (SARs) under the GDPR.
Dec 04, 2019
A regulatory enforcement lawyer at the Information Commissioner’s Office, Aaminah Khan, has joined St John’s Buildings.
Dec 02, 2019
Information Commissioner consults on draft guidance for explaining use of AI in decision-making about individuals
The Information Commissioner’s Office has launched a consultation on new draft guidance for organisations using, or thinking about using, artificial intelligence (AI) to support or make decisions about individuals.
Nov 28, 2019
Met Police agrees to delete information after referral of primary school age child under Prevent programme
The Metropolitan Police has agreed to delete information relating to a referral of a primary school age child under the government’s Prevent programme, and other referring authorities have also agreed to correct and delete the relevant records.
Nov 15, 2019
The ICO has issued updated guidance on special category data, to which data controllers must give extra protection under the GDPR.
Nov 13, 2019
The Information Commissioner has launched a consultation on her office being granted access to investigation and other associated powers under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA).
Nov 01, 2019
Tribunal orders council to disclose instructions sent to QC over motion for ‘call-in’ of planning applications
The First-tier Tribunal has ordered Ryedale District Council to disclose the briefing question it sent to a Queen’s Counsel seeking advice on a motion in which councillors sought for competing retail planning applications to be ‘called in’.