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Data Protection Regulators Demand Answers On Libra
6th Aug 2019 | Written by:
A phalanx of data protection regulators from Europe, the United States and further afield have challenged Facebook on its prospective cryptocurrency project Libra, citing serious potential privacy...
UK: Information Commissioner's Office Announces Commencement of Application Period for Sandbox Beta Phase
29th Jul 2019 | Written by:
On March 29, 2019, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) launched the beta phase of its sandbox, aiming to support companies using personal data in their effort to create more innovative...
AI Regulation Still Hazy For UK Financial Firms
24th Jul 2019 | Written by:
Concerns remain about consumer consent for financial services firms to use artificial intelligence (AI), and how they can seek redress for complaints about the technology, even as interest in the...
UK: Information Commissioner’s Office Consults on Draft Data Sharing Code of Practice
16th Jul 2019 | Written by:
On July 16, 2019, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) launched a consultation seeking feedback on the draft updated version of its data sharing code of practice, which is seen as practical...
Marriott Next In UK Data Watchdog's Sights After Card Details Lost
11th Jul 2019 | Written by:
The UK’s data protection watchdog has announced its intention to slap hotel group Marriott International Inc with a £99.2m fine over a four-year-long data breach that involved millions of guests’...
British Airways Faces Record GDPR Fine For Card Data Leak
9th Jul 2019 | Written by:
The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) plans to impose a fine of £183m on British Airways for last year’s leak of sensitive customer data, the first such flexing of the regulator’s...
3rd Jul 2019 | Written by:
UK: FCA and ICO Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Facilitate Closer Cooperation
19th Feb 2019 | Written by:
On February 18, 2019, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) signed an updated memorandum of understanding to allow for more efficient coordination...
EU's No-Deal Brexit Plans Present Slim Pickings For Payments
20th Dec 2018 | Written by:
The prospect of a no-deal Brexit has left EU firms passporting into the UK facing an uncertain future, with recent contingency measures from Brussels leaving payments firms out of scope.
UK: Government Publishes Data Protection Notice and Guidance in No-Deal Scenario
13th Dec 2018 | Written by:
On December 13, 2018, the UK government published a guidance notice clarifying what will be expected from UK organisations in the context of amendments to be brought about in the data protection...
UK Data Watchdog Reassures Financial Firms On PSD2, GDPR Overlap
29th Nov 2018 | Written by:
The UK’s data protection regulator has reassured financial institutions that it will work with them to navigate potential clashes between separate EU legislation on payment services and data privacy.
UK: ICO Fines Uber £385,000 for Personal Data Breach
27th Nov 2018 | Written by:
On November 26, 2018, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issued a monetary penalty of £385,000 to ride sharing company Uber for failing to protect customers’ personal information during a...
UK: Information Commissioner Publishes Guidance on Encryption and Passwords in Online Services
2nd Nov 2018 | Written by:
On November 1, 2018, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) released guidelines in relation to the technical and organisational measures that organisations must implement to be compliant with...
UK: Information Commissioner’s Office Issues Enforcement Notice to Data Controller for GDPR Failings
1st Nov 2018 | Written by:
On October 30, 2018, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) released an enforcement notice addressed to AggregateIQ Data Services Ltd (AIQ), in its capacity as a data controller under both the...
UK: Information Commissioner Issues Facebook with £500k Monetary Penalty for Data Protection Failures
25th Oct 2018 | Written by:
On October 25, 2018, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced its decision to impose a monetary penalty on Facebook amounting to £500,000 due to the company’s failure to protect its...
Data Protection Complaints Soar As GDPR Takes Hold
3rd Oct 2018 | Written by:
Irish data protection authorities have seen a “significant” increase in both complaints and breach notifications since EU-wide reforms took effect in May, PaymentsCompliance can reveal.
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