The summer of 2018 ... a Football World Cup, scorching temperatures across Europe and a continued flurry of data protection activity and news. The CJEU decision in the Jehovah's Witness case held the religious organisation is a data controller when preaching and canvassing door to door; the ICO again warned of the consequences when bulk emails are not sent using Bcc; the UK government brought new regulations in to force to ensure it meets EU data retention obligations (but ironically Japan may get an adequacy decision before the UK); the complexity of data sharing, even from new mothers' data, and its impact on democracy; as well as the potential demise to nuisance telephone calls ... Read on!
On 20 June 2016 the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee released its report on Cyber Security: Protection of Personal Data Online. While the report was initiated by TalkTalk's cyber-security breach in October 2015 it is clearly aimed at a far wider audience. Here we examine the higher cyber-security expectations that are underlined in the report.