International Data Protection Enforcement Bulletin - December 2013

24 December 2013

Ruth Boardman

We are enclosing our latest data protection update of news and developments in November and December.

Key points to note are:

  • The first decision of the Upper Tribunal on the ICO's monetary penalty powers – upholding a penalty imposed for a security breach.
  • A penalty of £175,000 has been imposed on a payday loan company sending thousands of spam text
  • Data reform proposals are delayed by concerns over the "One-stop shop" mechanism.
  • The Advocate General considering the legality of the EU Data Retention Directive has issued his Opinion – considering the Directive to be illegal.

As ever, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.

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