Following the example of the French Data Protection Authority, the Spanish Data protection Authority has opened a public consultation on cloud computing to learn the opinions and experiences of service providers and users.
In a move that likely will result in a significant increase in civil penalties that can be assessed in the UK for data security breaches, this month the UK Ministry of Justice began consultation on the introduction of a maximum civil monetary penalty for serious breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA).
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 […]