Data Protection Offence in UK Law

  • Crackdown on ‘Back-door’ Criminal Record Checks
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    Under section 56 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), it is now a criminal offence for any person or organisation to require an individual to submit a ‘subject access request’ (i.e. the right for...
    .... . Under section 56 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), it is now a criminal ...The offence was created over a decade and a half ago but has ......
  • New Data Protection Fees For UK Businesses – Draft Data Protection (Charges And Information) Regulations 2018 And ICO Guide Published
    • Mondaq UK
    ...... Penalty:. It is a criminal offence to not pay data protection fees. The maximum penalty for not paying (or not paying the correct fee) is a £4,350 fine (150% of the Tier 3 fee). 4. ......
  • UK Information Commissioner’s Office seeks further criminal powers
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    The UK Information Commissioner recently published a consultation paper inviting views on the ICO’s proposal that it should be granted investigation and asset recovery powers under the Proceeds of ...
    ...... to the investigation of money laundering offences. The ICO is also seeking relevant authorisation ... financial penalties under the General Data Protection Regulation for civil breaches of the ......
  • UK Information Commissioner's Office Seeks Further Criminal Powers
    • Mondaq UK
    ...... to the investigation of money laundering offences. The ICO is also seeking relevant authorisation ... financial penalties under the General Data Protection Regulation for civil breaches of the ......
  • Enforced subject access requests now a criminal offence in the UK
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    In September 2014 we reported on the UK’s intention to stamp out a practice commonly known as “enforced subject access requests”. This concerned the previously dormant section 56 of the UK Data Pro...
    ......This concerned the previously dormant section 56 of the UK Data Protection Act 1998 (‘DPA’), which, following an announcement from the ......
  • UK’s First Ever Right To Be Forgotten Enforcement : Google In The Firing Line Again
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has made what appears to be its first “right to be forgotten” enforcement action against Google Inc. The ICO issued the notice on 18 August 2015, or...
    ...... stories about an individual’s criminal offence committed almost a decade ago. How we got here. ... comes just two months after the French data protection authority (CNIL) ordered Google to ......
  • UK: Enforced Subject Access Requests Now Unlawful
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    Employers in the UK who now carry out criminal record checks on job applicants, or existing employees, by forcing that person to make a request for information to the law enforcement authorities or...
    ......employer will be committing a criminal offence. . The right of an individual to access data held ... himself or herself has been a key protection afforded since the Data . Protection Act 1998 ......
  • How employers can stop departing employees taking client lists with them
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    When an employee departs for a role with a competitor, there is often a risk that the employee might take confidential client details with them, with potentially damaging consequences for the emplo...
    ......, a recent court decision has confirmed that data protection law may provide employers with strong ...Under section 55, it is a criminal offence for any person to knowingly or recklessly obtain ......
  • Weekly Data Privacy Alert – 17 November
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    Please click here to read the latest data privacy alert from the Squire Patton Boggs Data Protection & Cyber Security team.  This week, the alert covers UK, EU and global news, including: UK Th...
    ...... the latest data privacy alert from the Squire Patton Boggs Data Protection & Cyber Security team.  This week, the alert covers UK, EU and global ... An employee of a well-known supermarket is charged with an alleged offence under the Data Protection Act EU The Article 29 Working Party issues ......
  • New data protection fees for UK businesses – Draft Data Protection (Charges and Information) Regulations 2018 and ICO guide published
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    On 20 February 2018, The Data Protection (Charges and Information) Regulations 2018 (the Regulations) were laid before the UK parliament. The Regulations affect what businesses have to pay when reg...
    ...... Penalty: It is a criminal offence to not pay data protection fees. The maximum penalty for not paying (or not paying the correct fee) is a £4,350 fine (150% of the Tier 3 fee). 4. ......
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