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25 Jun 2014

Data Protection update - June 2014

Welcome to the June 2014 edition of our Data Protection update, our monthly bulletin on key developments in data protection law.

In this issue we look at the recent case in which John Lewis was ordered to pay damages and compensation for distress for spamming an individual. We also provide an update on the "right to be forgotten" Google case and look at sector-specific legislation for the safeguarding of paper health records in the US.

We look at the ICO's recent activity, outlining recent enforcement notices and undertakings. The ICO has also issued new guidance to help determine what the difference is between a data controller and a data processor.

Finally, a reminder that the Singapore Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) comes fully into force this week.

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