ICO’s report updates investigation into the use of data analytics in political campaigns

On 6 November 2018 the ICO published it's report to Parliament (Investigation into the use of data analytics in political campaigns A report to Parliament 6 November 2018). The detailed report serves as an update to the ICO's ongoing investigation into the use of data analytics for political purposes which commenced in May 2017 and whose ...

The risky practice of buying data

Ever more frequently organisations are buying lists for marketing purposes from data brokers without taking necessary data protection-related precautions. This is an extremely risky practice.  As the Information Commissioner's Office points out in it’s recent “Investigation into the use of data analytics in political campaigns Investigation update” report - (see pages 14-15) - organisations must ...

Brexit and the future of data transfers to the UK

On 29 March 2017 Theresa May, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, officially invoked Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, effectively triggering Brexit.  But what does that mean for us as data protection and privacy experts and how will companies be affected by Brexit? The Lisbon Treaty establishes that countries exiting the EU ...