Dec 20, 2021
Ministry of Justice hit by legal challenge over refusal to publish Government department submissions to Independent Review of Administrative Law
The Public Law Project (PLP) has initiated a legal challenge in the First Tier Tribunal against the Information Commissioner’s decision not to require the Ministry of Justice to disclose evidence submitted by central government departments to the Independent Review of Administrative Law, the panel which informed Government proposals on judicial review.
Dec 20, 2021
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a consultation on how it regulates the laws it monitors and enforces.
Dec 02, 2021
Information watchdog hits Cabinet Office with £500k monetary penalty over New Years Honours list data breach
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has issued the Cabinet Office with a £500,000 monetary penalty for disclosing the postal addresses of the 2020 New Year Honours recipients online.
Nov 18, 2021
High Court judge orders transfer to County Court of "trivial" data protection breach claim against housing association
A claim against a housing association for a data breach is too trivial for the High Court and should be heard in a county court, a judge has said.
Oct 21, 2021
Outgoing UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has called on the Government to rethink plans that she fears would comprise the independence of the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Oct 07, 2021
Search of personal documents of former Health and Social Care Secretary to be carried out, to challenge contract awards to Abingdon Health
Mr Justice Fraser has ordered a search of former Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock’s personal emails and social media apps.
Sep 10, 2021
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has launched a consultation on a revamped data regime including proposals for reform of the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Sep 06, 2021
Hampshire County Council should pay £10,000 in compensation after a mother who was fleeing her ex-partner had her address exposed in a data breach, Portsmouth Magistrates' Court has ruled.
Aug 31, 2021
Liberty, Privacy International and 29 other organisations have called for Parliament to ban the use of live facial recognition technology (LFRT) by the police and private companies.
Aug 26, 2021
Government confirms plans to consult on future of data protection regime, role of Information Commissioner’s Office
The Government has confirmed that it will consult in the coming weeks on the future of the UK’s data protection regime, saying it wants to “make it even more ambitious and innovation-friendly while still being underpinned by secure and trustworthy privacy standards”.
Aug 19, 2021
A local campaigner was arrested after downloading and tweeting documents he found online concerning board meetings and other affairs of Leathermarket Community Benefit Society, a community-led organisation whose purpose is to provide council homes for local residents in severe housing need.