Aug 19, 2020
The Information Commissioner’s Office has called for projects to be submitted that support complex data sharing in the public interest, after re-opening its “regulatory sandbox”.
Aug 11, 2020
Use of facial recognition technology was unlawful but did not contravene article 8 finds Court of Appeal
The Court of Appeal has held that the use of facial recognition technology by the South Wales Police Force (SWP) was unlawful but that its use was proportionate under article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).
Aug 06, 2020
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council have said that a cyber-attack that occurred early this year will cost the local authority an estimated £10.144 million.
Jul 27, 2020
Upper Tribunal judge suggests review “long overdue” of appellate mechanisms for Data Protection Act rights
A comprehensive strategic review of the various appellate mechanisms for rights exercisable under the Data Protection Act is “arguably long overdue”, an Upper Tribunal judge has said.
Jul 23, 2020
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched an online toolkit to help public authorities respond to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests as organisations prepare to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
Jul 20, 2020
Government admits failure to carry out Data Protection Impact Assessment for ‘Test and Trace’ programme
The Government has admitted, following a legal challenge from a privacy campaigning organisation, that it deployed the COVID-19 'Test and Trace' programme without carrying out a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) beforehand.
Jul 02, 2020
Council persuades High Court judge to quash judgment in default in data breach claim after papers posted to empty office during lockdown
The High Court has quashed a judgment in default awarded against the London Borough of Tower Hamlets because pandemic restrictions had made it impossible to the council to receive the claim concerned.
May 22, 2020
Data watchdog relaxes regulatory function to prioritise guidance on complying with law during coronavirus public health emergency
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) will stand down audit work, issue fewer fines and generally use fewer formal powers against organisations that are struggling to meet data protection standards as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 18, 2020
School breached data protection and human rights, unlawfully misused personal information of Down's Syndrome pupil and mother: High Court
A primary school breached the Data Protection Act 1988 and Human Rights Act 1998 and unlawfully misused the personal information of a child with Down’s Syndrome and her mother, the High Court has ruled.
Apr 20, 2020
Judge orders fresh hearing in dispute over disclosure of advice to council on tactics in negotiations with supermarket giant
An Upper Tribunal judge has set aside a decision by a First-tier Tribunal (FTT) that upheld – after a freedom of information request – the withholding of an agent’s advice to a local authority on the tactics it should apply in negotiations with Tesco over a proposed development.