New Oxford University Press Book to cover Data Protection in State Schools

Some of you may have noticed that I have neglected my blog of late. I do have a good excuse. I have…


The ICO cannot lead on reducing barriers to data sharing

Those of you who follow data protection matters closely will know that the ICO's new Data Sharing…


Big Fish v. Small Fish - Bargaining Position as between Controller and Processor

The European Data Protection Board is consulting on its Guidelines on the concepts of controller…


Artificial Intelligence and identifying Controllers and Processors - 2021 may bring further clarity

The ICO has just published new guidance on Artificial Intelligence (AI). I wrote a detailed blog…


Workplace Testing for Covid-19 - A joint HR and Data Protection Perspective

Kate Grimley Evans and Caroline Banwell of Harmony HR Solutions have collaborated to provide a…


Apple and Google joint initiative on COVID-19 contact tracing technology

The Information Commissioner has published her official Opinion on the Contact Tracing Framework…


Cathay Pacific Airlines Data Breach - 12 lessons

The monetary penalty notice issued by the Information Commissioner's Office identified 12 failings…


ICO publishes Draft Guidance on the AI Auditing Framework

This draft guidance relating to applications of artificial intelligence has recently been published…


ICO Publishes Draft Code on Direct Marketing- Sit up and Take Notice!!

This new Code came out for public consultation yesterday (8th January 2020). At just over 120 pages…


Covert recording of teachers by pupils or parents

In my solicitor role, I would often be asked about a situation where a pupil or parent had covertly…