GDPR & Brexit – UK 3rd Country likely to increase staff dangers

As my last post highlighted the biggest danger to your compliance with the forthcoming GDPR could be your staff, whether as a malicious act but more likely due to lack of training. However, as you are their employer you will be responsible for any damage suffered by individuals whose personal information is unlawfully released. We … Continued

Calamity of errors no laughing matter for a health company

A private health company has been fined £200,000 for failing to keep fertility patients’ personal information secure. HCA International Ltd owns a number of private hospitals including the Lister Hospital in London. The hospital provides a range of treatments to private clients including IVF treatment. Handwritten notes made by doctors during consultations with patients were … Continued

Individual Directors and not only their organisation to be liable from Spring 2017 for breaches of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003

Matt Hancock MP Minister of State for Digital and Culture has said that the Government would be joining forces with the ICO and other organisations to tackle nuisance calls. From Spring 2017 firm directors can be find up to £500,000 by the ICO if they are found in breach of the to be amended Privacy and … Continued