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ICO publishes updated guidance on certification and codes of conduct

02/05/2019 by:

The UK Information Commissioner (ICO) has issued new information about certification and codes of conduct. The expected timeline for certification is: Summer 2019 Final publication of certification and accreditation guidelines and annexes....

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Facebook expects a $5 Billion fine by the US Federal Trade Commission

26/04/2019 by:

Facebook’s quarterly financial results reveal that the tech giant expects to be fined between $3-5 billion for its privacy violations. However, any fine to be imposed has to be seen in the context of Facebook’s $56 billion annual revenue. The...

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ICO’s Sandbox programme now open for applications

26/04/2019 by:

The ICO has launched the Beta phase of its Sandbox initiative which is meant to facilitate business innovation in a safe regulatory space. The prerequisite is that the service or product that is put into the sandbox will deliver demonstrable publi...

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ICO: Government needs to address political influencing together with other online harms

25/04/2019 by:

Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, says that she is disappointed that political campaigning and influencing is not addressed in the government’s White Paper on online harms. Speaking in front of the Parliamentary Sub-Committee on...

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EDPB provides guidance on ‘contractual necessity’ as a lawful ground for processing

23/04/2019 by:

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has issued draft guidance on an appropriate legal basis and contractual obligations in the context of providing online services to data subjects. The guidance discusses the meaning of ‘necessity’. Article...

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