UK Data Protection Bulletin - August 2014



Data Protection continues to be in the news over the summer months

Key points to note are:


  • The Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 came into effect in July which essentially re-enacted the mandatory data retention provisions of the 2009 Data Retention Regulations which were invalidated back in April as well as adding the applicability of the rules to providers outside of the UK;
  • The Upper Tribunal has upheld the First Tier Tribunal's decision to quash a monetary penalty of £300,000 issued by the ICO against Mr Niebel in respect of unsolicited text messages stating that the ICO had failed to show that the sending of messages had met the legal threshold for the imposition of a monetary penalty; and
  • The ICO issued its Annual Report and Guidance on Big Data.
  • A summary of a recent CJEU judgment on subject access, in the joined cases of C-141/12 and C-372/12, will be included in next month's bulletin.

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