Tag Archives: UK Privacy

Privacy Shield Developments and UK Data Transfers Post-Brexit

With the UK’s Brexit referendum dominating the news out of Europe over the past week, it may have been easy to miss a key development in the continuing Privacy Shield negotiations. On Friday, June 24, news outlets reported that U.S. regulators and the European Commission had agreed on a finalized version from the Privacy Shield, a proposed … Continue Reading

Record UK Fine Data Breach of Healthcare Information

The United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) levied a $499,460 civil monetary penalty (“CMP”) to Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals after discovering staff and patients’ sensitive data contained on hard drives sold on Ebay in late 2010.  The breach reportedly exposed tens of thousands of patients’ health information, including HIV status and treatment, other diagnostic … Continue Reading

UK Privacy Office Commences Enforcement of Cookie Rules

The reports of the Internet’s demise were greatly exaggerated. On May 25, 2012, the United Kingdom Information Privacy Office (the “IPO”)  ended its one-year moratorium on the enforcement of the European Directive governing the use of cookies (the “Cookie Directive”) and, contrary to the doomsayers, the Internet continues to function (as I assume it still … Continue Reading