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General Data Protection Regulation adopted by European Parliament

The European Parliament adopted the General Data Protection Regulation last Thursday as expected. The Regulation will likely enter into force on or before 20th July, 20 days following its publication in the EU Official Journal. Its provisions will be directly applicable in all Member States two years after this date. So organisations now have 27 Read more about General Data Protection Regulation adopted by European Parliament[…]

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Prodial Ltd fined £350,000 by ICO for 46 million nuisance calls

Prodial Ltd, a lead generation firm responsible for over 46 million automated nuisance calls, has been fined £350,000 by the ICO. It’s the regulator’s largest ever fine.   Over 1,000 people complained to the ICO about the automated calls which played recorded messages relating to PPI claims. Unfortunately it is unclear if the fine will ever Read more about Prodial Ltd fined £350,000 by ICO for 46 million nuisance calls[…]

UK courts can now impose unlimited #DPA fines

Magistrates’ courts are no longer limited to £5,000 fines for criminal offences under the DPA following the entry into force of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Fines on Summary Conviction) Regulations 2015 on 12th March 2015. The Regulations allow for an unlimited fine where individuals are convicted under section 55 Read more about UK courts can now impose unlimited #DPA fines[…]