06 Jul 2015

Data Protection update - July 2015


In this Data Protection update, we outline details of an intended review of the Freedom of Information Act, and consider the recent High Court ruling rejecting the proposed Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 (Dripa).

We provide an update on the new German IT Security Act and analyse leaked data relating to Google requests made under the "right to be forgotten". We also outline a recent decision to jail a Morrison's employee for eight years for leaking personal data.

In our cybersecurity section, we outline the current status of the proposed Network and Information Security Directive (NISD). We also review the impact of last month's major data hack affecting the U.S. Government, as well as further recent hacks of a cybersecurity firm and the infidelity dating site, Ashley Madison, considering the data protection implications for its users.

Finally, we continue to keep you up to date with the latest enforcement activity of the ICO, which also published its 2014/2015 annual report this month.

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Jonathan Kirsop

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