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Supreme Court – Setback for representative claims

At Hempsons we have noted an increasing number of what might be considered trivial data breach claims being made against our clients. These claims follow a fairly standard pattern. An email containing minor personal information such as a name, age or address of an individual being sent to the wrong person by mistake. These minor biographical releases of information then become subject to claims for breach of UK GDPR. 

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ICO Guidance – COVID-19

Like other regulators, the ICO has issued guidance to reassure healthcare bodies and professionals that information governance issues should not be a barrier to effective information sharing to manage the response to the COVID-19 virus.

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GDPR one month on – are you compliant yet?

GDPR day – 25th May 2018 – came and went with a flurry of Privacy Notices and Policies filling our in-boxes but did everyone take stock of their data and their responsibilities or are there thousands of businesses out there who are yet to up-date their systems and processes?

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