Data protection compliance in direct marketing data broking sector on regulator’s radar

Holly Dobson Holly Dobson 04 November 2020
Data protection compliance in direct marketing data broking sector on regulator’s radar

Wake Smith’s Holly Dobson, expert in GDPR, looks at the latest enforcement to be handed out. The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has issued a detailed enforcement notice on Experian for failing to improve…


Data protection and your dental practice

Holly Dobson Holly Dobson 02 March 2020
Data protection and your dental practice

Any company in Europe that stores data and can personally identify individuals is subject to the GDPR principles – and of course dental practices fall into this category. Most practices are in a good position to…


Regulator fines Doorstop Dispensaree Limited £275,000 for data protection breach

Holly Dobson Holly Dobson 08 January 2020
Regulator fines Doorstop Dispensaree Limited £275,000 for data protection breach

The Data Protection Regulator, (the Information Commissioner’s Office), has now imposed penalty and enforcement notices on a pharmacy business supplying medicines to customers and care homes. The business was found…


Do you transfer personal data to a US company?

Wake Smith Solicitors 24 July 2018
Do you transfer personal data to a US company?

An extraordinary amount of businesses in this country, particularly businesses which capture personal data via websites, transfer EU citizens’ data to US companies. Up to now providing that the GDPR requirements…


Charities – are you aware of your data protection obligations?

Wake Smith Solicitors 17 April 2018
Charities – are you aware of your data protection obligations?

As part of the data protection reform coming into effect from 25 May this year there will be new notification and registration procedures. It is important that all organisations check the requirements and the fees…


Vanquis Bank Limited fined £75k for breach of direct marketing rules

Wake Smith Solicitors 17 October 2017
Vanquis Bank Limited fined £75k for breach of direct marketing rules

Vanquis Bank Limited has been fined £75,000 by the Information Commission Office (ICO) for breach of the Data Protection Act (‘DPA’) and electronic communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003) (‘PECR’). There…


Data protection reforms – what do I need to know and when?

Wake Smith Solicitors 05 June 2017
Data protection reforms – what do I need to know and when?

Data protection reform is less than a year away. If you are a business owner or key decision maker or involved in compliance you need to know now what is coming so as to plan for it. Wake Smith director Holly…


The costs of a Data Protection breach are more than financial

Wake Smith Solicitors 10 April 2017
The costs of a Data Protection breach are more than financial

As businesses prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the new E-privacy Directive the costs of a data breach has been reinforced by the news that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)…


Court of Appeal Decision: Data Protection and Rights to Access Data

Wake Smith Solicitors 20 March 2017
Court of Appeal Decision: Data Protection and Rights to Access Data

Following a recent Court of Appeal case underlining that the motive for pursuing a Data Subject Access Request (SAR) was irrelevant (i.e. a back door route to get information to support litigation) comes a decision…


Data Protection EU - US Privacy Shield Framework Adopted

Wake Smith Solicitors 22 July 2016
Data Protection EU - US Privacy Shield Framework Adopted

In a series of dramatic events which would make a good drama but which would be too long to include in this note, the European Court invalidated the regime allowing EU and US companies to transfer data. The so called…


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