First prison sentence arising from the GDPR should remind firms of their responsibilities

In the first case of its kind, prosecution by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has led to an employee being handed a jail term due to their misuse of customers’ personal information. It is the latest story that should highlight to organisations the importance of paying heed to the new data protection regime under the much-publicised General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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UK ‘porn block’ to take effect in July

The UK will shortly implement a part of the Digital Economy Act 2017 that requires some websites to verify the ages of its users. This age-verification requirement has been widely referred to as the “porn block”, and is finally set to come into force on 15th July this year.

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