Tag Archives: Data Protection Act 1998

Google DeepMind trial failed to comply with data protection law

On 3 July 2017 the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO“) determined that the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust (the “Trust“) had breached the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”) when it provided patient details to Google’s DeepMind. The Trust provided personal … Continue reading

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Big Data Regulation: Coming soon to a business like yours?

The Financial Times recently referred to Big Data as “a vague term for a massive phenomenon that has rapidly become an obsession with entrepreneurs, scientists, governments and the media“. And it does seem to appear from the headlines that there … Continue reading

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Full Steam Ahead: GDPR confirmed to apply in the UK despite Brexit

The UK Digital Minister Matt Hancock has confirmed in a written statement that the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR“) will come into force in the UK in May 2018 despite the UK’s move towards Brexit.

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