UK Data Protection Update - November 2013

20 November 2013

Ruth Boardman

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

Key points to note are as follows:

  • The European Parliament LIBE committee voted for the package of a new Regulation and a separate Directive on data protection for law enforcement purposes.

  • The Ministry of Justice was fined for accidentally releasing sensitive information of prisoners to members of the public.

  • The First Tier Tribunal has overturned a monetary penalty issued for text marketing in breach of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, on the basis that spam texts may be a nuisance but do not cause substantial damage and distress.

  • European Data Protection Authorities discuss a wide range of issues, including: cookies, PRISM and Passenger Name Records.

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

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