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GDPR News – 26/6/18

  1. The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has published draft guidelineson certification and identifying certification criteria in accordance with Articles 42 and 43 of the Regulation 2016/679 for consultation. This consultation will end on 12 July. https://edpb.europa.eu/our-work-tools/public-consultations-art-704_en
  1. In the news: BT have been fined £77,000 by the ICO for sending out 5 million spam emails. Customers had not consented to receive the direct marketing emails in breach of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations. https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/news-and-events/news-and-blogs/2018/06/bt-fined-77-000-by-the-ico-for-five-million-spam-emails/
  1. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has launched a consultation on data protection fee payments or more specifically the exemptions from paying the fees. The aim of the consultation is to help decide whether the exemptions are working – whether they should be removed or if any new exemptions are required. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/review-of-exemptions-from-paying-charges-to-the-ico
  1. The ICO has written a blog post discussing their introduction of the “Age Appropriate Design Code” – informing those in the games and social media industries what is expected of them in terms of protecting the privacy of children using their services and goods. https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/news-and-events/news-and-blogs/2018/06/blog-children-s-privacy-call-for-evidence/
  1. In the news: The Gloucestershire Police have been fined £80,000 by the ICO for revealing the identities of abuse victims in a bulk email sent and shared with many victims, witnesses, lawyers and journalists. https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/news-and-events/news-and-blogs/2018/06/gloucestershire-police-fined-for-revealing-identities-of-abuse-victims-in-bulk-email/
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