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    NHS Digital announces patient de-identification software partnership

    Thursday, 05 July 2018 16:48
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    Over half of acute trusts are now using GP e-Referral Service

    Thursday, 14 June 2018 14:29
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    Monday, 04 June 2018 09:58
  • NHS launches National Data Opt-Out facility

    NHS launches National Data Opt-Out facility

    Thursday, 31 May 2018 09:01
  • ePACT to be decommissioned on June 8 as ePACT2 takes over

    ePACT to be decommissioned on June 8 as ePACT2 takes over

    Tuesday, 29 May 2018 12:48

a ICO logoMay 11 2018

The Information Commissioner’s Office is asking for views on the way it intends to enforce new data protection laws.

Its consultation on its Draft Regulatory Action Policy applies to the actions it can take against people who have breached the upcoming Data Protection Act 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation, Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, Freedom of Information Act 2000 and related legislation.

“Proposed new powers include no-notice inspections, compelling people and organisations to hand over information and making it a criminal offence to destroy, falsify or conceal evidence,” said the ICO. Among the actions the ICO can take will be criminal prosecution, non-criminal enforcement and audit, as well as seeking to impose a monetary penalty on a data controller of up to £500,000.

James Dipple-Johnstone, Deputy Commissioner, said: “Our approach is designed to protect people’s information but also ensure that business is able to function and innovate in the digital age.

“We’ll target our most significant powers on repeated, wilful or serious failures to take proper steps to protect personal data and deliver information rights. Our formal regulatory action will serve as an important deterrent where it needs to.”

The consultation runs until June 28.

Links:
ICO announcement       
ICO Draft Regulatory Action Policy consultation documents        

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