Monthly Archives: November 2016

Dynamic ruling: European Court rules on storing dynamic IP addresses to help prevent cyber attacks

The CJEU has ruled that the operator of a website may have a legitimate interest in storing certain personal data relating to visitors to that website in order to protect itself against cyber attacks. In the case of Patrick Breyer … Continue reading

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Nuisance directors? Digital Economy Bill to hold directors personally liable for “nuisance call” fines

On 23 October 2016, the Department for Culture Media and Sport (“DCMS“) confirmed plans to introduce personal liability for directors in relation to “nuisance calls”. Under the proposals, directors could each be fined up to £500,000 by the Information Commissioner’s … Continue reading

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Back to the future? Commons Select Committee publishes report on robotics and artificial intelligence

The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee (“Committee“) recently published its findings following an inquiry into robotics and artificial intelligence (“AI“) in March 2016. The published report examines the potential value and capabilities of robotics and AI, as well … Continue reading

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All TalkTalk, no action? UK Information Commissioner issues record fine of £400,000 for TalkTalk’s cyber security breach

The fine was the consequence of a cyber security breach in October 2015, which led to the theft of personal data of almost 157,000 customers, including the bank account number and sort code details of nearly 16,000 customers.

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