ICO GDPR helpline

Thursday 2nd November 2017

The Information Commissioners Office has various resources aimed at helping people understand and be ready for the new data protection legislation.  Chief among them is a new helpline, launched on the 1st November...

ICO helpline for small and micro businesses

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) launched a dedicated advice line on Wednesday 1 November at 10am to help small organisations prepare for the new data protection laws. The phone service is aimed at people running small businesses or charities and recognises the particular problems they face getting ready for the new law, called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Find out more here.

European GDPR guidance published – breach reporting, profiling and administrative fines

The Article 29 Working Party – the group of EU data protection authorities charged with agreeing European-wide guidance on GDPR – has recently published guidelines on profiling, breach reporting and administrative fines. Consistency across the EU is one of the fundamental drivers of the GDPR and, as the UK member of Article 29 (WP29), we’re either leading or assisting in the development of guidance on some of the main aspects of the law. You can read more in our blog about recently published European guidance.

Find out more about the Data Protection Bill

The UK's third generation of data protection law has entered Parliament. The Data Protection Bill was published on 14 September 2017 and aims to modernise data protection laws to ensure they are effective in the years to come. Find out more about the Bill and what it covers as well as the differences between it and the GDPR.