Data Protection News Roundup – 16th July 2019

The Data Guardians Managing Director and lead consultant Matthew Lamb is a Certified Cyber Risk Management Practitioner. Get in touch with us to ask about how we can help you with your GDPR and Data Protection Act compliance.


Who’s getting it wrong?

The ICO has announced its intention to fine Marriott International £99,200,396 for GDPR infringements. The proposed fine relates to a cyber incident, which was notified to the ICO by Marriott in November 2018. A variety of personal data contained in approximately 339 million guest records globally were exposed. Read more here.


Other News

A scheme to required all UK adults to prove they are over 18 by providing their ID to porn sites was set to come into force yesterday. However the block has been delayed by 6 months after officials forgot to tell the EU. The Open Rights Group has called the ID checks a “privacy timebomb”. Read more here.

Simon McDougall, ICO Executive Director for Technology Policy and Innovation, gave a speech on the future of online advertising regulation. He said that the real-time bidding that happens with online adverts is impressive but is the stuff of data protection nightmares. He said the ICO is not convinced the current practices comply with the law. From his speech it is clear that online advertisers are going to have to change their practices but that the ICO is going to give time to do this and only take action if industry players do not made fundamental changes. Read the full speech here.

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