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The Information Commissioner has launched a consultation on new draft guidance for organisations on how to handle Subject Access Requests (SARs) under the GDPR.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Information Commissioner consults on draft guidance for explaining use of AI in decision-making about individuals
The Information Commissioner’s Office has launched a consultation on new draft guidance for organisations using, or thinking about using, artificial intelligence (AI) to support or make decisions about individuals.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’.
Oct 31, 2019
The Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, has issued her first Commissioner’s Opinion under the Data Protection Act 2018, setting out her advice and recommendations on the police’s use of ‘live facial recognition’ (LFR).
Oct 31, 2019
Upper Tribunal orders fresh hearing in dispute over refusal by council to disclose advice of independent person
A local resident who complained about the conduct of a councillor at Stratford-on-Avon District Council over a planning matter has secured a fresh hearing over the council’s refusal to disclose advice given by an independent person.
Oct 29, 2019
A victim of serious crime whose personal information was shared by a public inquiry with third parties in a serious personal data breach has been paid compensation greater than the amounts awarded by courts thus far, it has been reported.