Monthly Archives: May 2020

Is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) fit for purpose?

What is the Information Commissioner’s Office? The Information Commissioner’s Office (better known as the ICO) is an independent public body and regulatory office dealing with Data Protection regulations (The Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulations) and

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Is GDPR working?

Latest research suggests that almost half of UK organisations have been reported to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) over a breach, since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force two years ago. Findings in a new report from,

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Cookies, the GDPR, and the ePrivacy Directive

Ever wondered why relevant advertisement appears on your social media page? Well, cookies (not the kind that we all like!) are small text files that a website will put on your browsing history whilst you are viewing that website. However,

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Parish council discloses personal information on Facebook

The situation Mr Matthew McConville at Irvings Law has successfully represented Mr David Norris (“Mr Norris”) from Walsall in an action for compensation against the Great Wyrley Parish Council (“The Council”) following their Breach of the Data Protection Act 2018

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Met Police inaccurate recording of info as a result of racial stereotyping

The situation Mr Matthew McConville at Irvings Law has successfully represented a British Accountant (named for the purposes of this Case Report as “Mrs L”) in an action for compensation against the Metropolitan Police Force (“the Police”) following their inaccurate

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Panic Applications – NHSX Contact Tracing App

The idea NHSX are a joint unit who “drive the digital transformation of care.”[1] They have produced a resolution to potentially help ease the restrictions and end lockdown sooner, without risking public safety in the form of a contact-tracing app.

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