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GDPR Friday Roundup – 6th October 2017

Westminster

The Data Protection Bill will have its Second Reading in the House of Lords on Tuesday 10 October. This will be followed by a debate on the European Union Committee’s 3rd Report ‘Brexit: EU Data Protection Package’ which was published in July.

 

Who’s getting it wrong?

Yahoo has revealed that the major hack it suffered in 2013 affected all of its three billion user accounts. Previously it could only confirm that more than one billion accounts had been hit. Read more here.

 

Other News

The ICO has announced that the registration fees that data controllers pay will change next year. The new fee amount has yet to be confirmed but will take effect on 1 April 2018. Read more here.

 

The Fundraising Regulator has announced that it will open a Code Consultation on Data Protection. It will seek to update the Code to mirror GDPR legislation and address the issues identified in a number of penalty notices levied by the ICO in the last two years. Read more here.

 

Events

The ICO is inviting Data Protection Practitioners to register their interest in attending the Data Protection Practitioner Conference on 9 April 2018. Registration closes on 8 December with places allocated in January. Usually, one place will be offered to each organisation and if accepted, a £50 fee would be required.

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