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CCd external recipients in error - must you tell the ICO?

An e-mail has gone out to a list of external recipients. Unfortunately, the employee CCd everyone rather than BCCing them in. All names and e-mail addresses could be seen. Must this data breach be reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)? More...


GDPR and subject access requests

Currently, you have 40 days to respond to a subject access request (SAR) and can charge a £10 fee. What will happen when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in May 2018? More...


Must you hire a GDPR specialist?

In May 2018 the Data Protection Act 1998 will be replaced by the General Data Protection Regulation. On the back of this important change, many “GDPR specialists” are touting their services. Must you hire one? More...


Convicted for having CCTV

An employer who installed CCTV on business premises has been convicted of a criminal offence under the Data Protection Act 1998. You can have CCTV but what did this employer fail to do? More...


Employee prosecuted for selling client data

Staff who have access to your clients’ personal data may be tempted to sell or pass it onto a competitor. However, as one employee has just found out, this amounts to a criminal offence. What should all employees know? More...


Can you ban calls to external bodies?

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled that an employee who rang the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for advice after he was specifically told not to was fairly dismissed. Can you ban staff from contacting the ICO? More...


New Code of Practice on CCTV


ICO prosecutes employee for harvesting data

Employees put at risk of redundancy often harvest personal data from their employer’s IT systems. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has just prosecuted one for doing this. So what must you do in light of this case? More...


Why should you have “BYOD” rules?

More than 50% of employees use their own mobile devices for work-related purposes. This has prompted the Information Commissioner’s Office to issue some guidance for employers. Is it any good? More...


Equality and diversity data nets £175,000 fine!

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has just fined an employer £175,000 after it published equality and diversity information on its website. That in itself isn’t unlawful, so what went wrong? More...
Last updated: 09.04.2020

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