Oct 26, 2020
London borough admits some services could be significantly disrupted “for some time” as it reels from cyberattack
Some services provided by Hackney Council may be significantly disrupted for some time as the London borough responds to a cyberattack that has impacted its ‘legacy’ and non-cloud based systems, Mayor Philip Glanville has warned.
Oct 21, 2020
ICO moves to provide clarity in subject access requests on ‘stopping the clock’, manifestly excessive requests, and charges
The Information Commissioner’s Office has published detailed guidance on how organisations should deal with subject access requests (SARs) “effectively and efficiently”.
Oct 07, 2020
Information watchdog strongly criticises Department for Education for failure to prioritise data protection
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has made 139 recommendations – more than 60% of which are classified as urgent or high priority – to the Department for Education after publishing the outcome of a compulsory audit carried out in February 2020.
Oct 01, 2020
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has launched a public consultation on its draft statutory guidance, which details how it will regulate and enforce data protection legislation in the UK.
Sep 29, 2020
Court finds retention of data obtained under Prevent Strategy when claimant was 11 year old unlawful
The Metropolitan Police’s retention of data on a 16-year-old child (known as II) from the age of 11 was unlawful and a disproportionate interference with his right to private life, a High Court judge has ruled.
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.