Welcome to the August edition of our Data Protection update, our monthly bulletin on key developments in data protection law.
In this issue, we examine a recent ruling from the High Court that alters the previously held position of liquidators as data controllers when appointed to a creditor's voluntary liquidation. The decision could potentially set a precedent not only for voluntary liquidations but also compulsory liquidations.
In addition, it has been a busy month for the ICO, most notably we report on a significant fine imposed on the Bank of Scotland. We also detail the first successful appeal in front of the Information Rights Tribunal in relation to a monetary penalty notice handed down by the ICO. The ICO have also issued guidelines for organisations on subject access requests which we summarise below.
Finally, we provide an update on the draft EU Data Protection Regulation and highlight the ever shortening legislative timetable that Brussels is faced with.
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