On June 28, the UK Parliament Justice Select Committee, chaired by Sir Alan Beith MP, issued a request for written evidence for its new inquiry into the European Union Data Protection framework proposals, including the much-debated proposal for a new EU Data Protection Regulation. This post discusses the questions posed by the request.
IAPP Europe is currently holding its Data Protection Intensive 2012 in London. This entry from London partner Quentin Archer contains an instant report from today’s opening session, and summarizes the comments of UK’s Information Commissioner and Yahoo’s Vice-President for EMEA Advertising Marketplaces. The comments of the Information Commissioner are especially insightful regarding enforcement, cookies, and the pending European Regulation.
The United Kingdom Ministry of Justice is engaged in a consultation on the impact of the proposal of the European Commission for a Data Protection Regulation to replace the EU Directive and implementing legislation, and solicited submissions by 6 March. On 29 February 2012, Hogan Lovells held a session in London for clients where we sought and obtained views on the impact of the proposals made by the European Commission for a new Data Protection Regulation. Yesterday, the firm made a submission to the Ministry of Justice on the proposed Regulation. This document contains a distillation of our own observations and comments made to us by clients.
Hogan Lovells partners Quentin Archer, Roger Tym and Winston Maxwell hosted a London workshop on February 29, 2012 aimed at collecting comments for the UK Ministry of Justice’s public consultation on the proposed EU privacy Regulation. Workshop participants commented on the right to be forgotten, data portability, the accountability principle, data breach notifications, proposed requirements for consent, fining powers, and the “one-stop-shop” principle.
Hogan Lovells privacy attorneys examine the challenges of deploying geolocation services in five jurisdictions, including France, Spain, Germany, the United States and Hong Kong.
Few topics in the world of EU data protection have generated so much debate, and so little understanding, as the change to the law on cookies. On 9 May the UK Information Commissioner issued some guidance on the new law, but anyone expecting clear instructions on how to achieve compliance will be very disappointed.
Winston Maxwell, a partner in Hogan Lovells’ Paris Office prepared this entry. On July 13, 2010 the EU’s Article 29 Data Protection Working Party adopted a report (http://ec.europa.eu/justice_home/fsj/privacy/docs/wpdocs/2010/wp172_en.pdf ) describing how ISPs and telecom carriers retain traffic data for law enforcement purposes in Europe. The European Data Retention Directive 2006/24/EC (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:32006L0024:EN:HTML) was supposed to harmonize national… Continue Reading
The UK government has announced plans to launch a new website www.data.gov.uk , which will allow public access to official data, and has called on web-founder Sir Tim Berners-Lee, to assist. The website aims to improve transparency and will be similar to the US site ‘data.gov’, which already includes information from the US defense department and NASA. The plan, initiated by… Continue Reading
Under the Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA”), it is an offense to knowingly or recklessly obtain or disclose personal data, or the information contained in personal data, without the consent of the data controller. Section 55 of the DPA details the offenses and any exclusions, or defenses, which may apply. It also sets out the procedure… Continue Reading
The United Kingdom Information Commissioner’s Office ("ICO") has announced that with effect from 1 October 2009, a new notification fee of £500 will be payable by some larger organizations. This is the first change to the fee structure since the Data Protection Act 1998 became law in 2000. Notification is the process by which data… Continue Reading
UPS Ltd has joined the ever-increasing number of companies featuring in the ‘Enforcement’ section of the UK Information Commissioner’s website, for failing to ensure the adequate security of personal data, which was held on an unencrypted laptop. Security is one of the key data protection principles set out in Schedule 1, Part 1, of the… Continue Reading