Data Protection

#Privacy: Proceed with caution – the ICO opinion of facial recognition technology

By Michael Drury & Julian Hayes, partners at BCL Solicitors LLP Ahead of an upcoming appeal against the High Court ruling permitting police use of facial recognition technology (FRT), the Information Commissioner on 31 October published her first ever official opinion under the Data Protection Act. Coming from the UK’s respected data supervisor, the …

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Privacy Laws

How to make the face fit: facial recognition and GDPR

By Andy Bridges, Data Quality and Governance Manager at REaD Group. In the era of responsible data stewardship and enhanced consumer rights, how does facial recognition fit with the GDPR principles of transparency, Privacy by Design and Privacy by Default? As was revealed in August 2019, the use of facial …

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Privacy Laws

What do I need to know about Subject Access Requests?

By Dominic Walker, solicitor at JMW Solicitors’ Media and Entertainment Department on Data Law matters and data rights for individuals. When the Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham released the organisation’s annual report in the summer, it came as no surprise to see that the highest number of complaints – 38 per …

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Privacy Laws

California Attorney General Releases Proposed CCPA Regulations

Recently, the California Attorney General ended months of anticipation by releasing the text of his proposed California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) regulations.  Comments on the proposed regulations are due by December 6, 2019, and the Attorney General’s office will hold public hearings on the regulations on December 2 (Sacramento), December 3 (Los Angeles), December …

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Privacy Laws

Is the political knee-jerk to FRT justified?

By Michael Drury & Julian Hayes Following the call by an All-Party committee of MP’s for a moratorium on the use of FRT, Julian Hayes and Michael Drury, partners in the Privacy & Data Protection Group at BCL Solicitors, analyse the development of a proper legal framework to govern the …

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Privacy Laws

How to avoid falling into the GDPR loophole

By Sarah Whipp, CMO and Head of Go To Market Strategy, Callsign. Were you aware that data privacy regulations like General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) may have inadvertently created a security vulnerability? GDPR and other “privacy by design” laws, established to empower individuals to claim back control over their data …

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Privacy Laws

Facial Recognition Technology in the Dock

By Michael Drury & Julian Hayes, BCL Solicitors LLP Following the call by a committee of MPs to ban the police use of Facial Recognition Technology (FRT), Julian Hayes and Michael Drury, partners in the Privacy & Data Protection Group at BCL Solicitors, analyse the impact of the seminal judgment …

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