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Data protection and Coronavirus: what you need to know

During the Coronavirus pandemic, you might need to share information quickly or adapt the way you work. This may present data protection issues. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has provided answers to some common questions. Dur...


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International airline fined £500,000 for failing to secure customers’ personal data

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Cathay Pacific Airways Limited £500,000 for failing to protect the security of its customers’ personal data – the highest penalty available to the regulator under the mo...


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Government to press ahead with off-payroll working rules

The government has announced a package of measures designed to support the rollout of off-payroll working rules – otherwise known as IR35. The rules, which already apply to the public sector and ensure two people sitting side by side doing ...


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GDPR codes of conduct guidance launched

The ICO has published guidance for organisations wanting to develop GDPR Codes of Conduct and Certification schemes to help demonstrate accountability under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Organisations can now submit their proposa...


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Right of access to personal data: new guidance

The right of access (known as subject access) is a fundamental right of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It allows individuals to find out what personal data is held about them and to obtain a copy of that data. Following on from th...


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The Data Protection Fee – does your company need to pay?

The Information Commissioner’s Office haa launched a campaign to contact all registered companies in the UK, reminding them of their legal responsibility to pay a data protection fee. The move marks the start of an extensive programme to mak...