Episode 147 Recap: Data Protection News Roundup

Jasmine Harrison, Philip Brining and Joe Kirk

Welcome to the Data Protection Made Easy podcast recap for Episode 147

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News Highlights

1. EDPB’s Swift Action Against Meta

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has issued a binding decision instructing the Irish Data Protection Commission to take urgent action against Meta Ireland Limited. Meta is directed to cease the processing of personal data for behavioral advertising. The decision extends the ban across the entire European Economic Area. Meta’s proposed shift to using consent as a legal basis is under evaluation.

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2. Toolkit on Data Sharing with Law Enforcement

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) introduced a toolkit on data sharing with law enforcement. Aimed at smaller organizations, it assists in making informed decisions about sharing personal data. The ICO has also signed a memorandum of understanding with the European Data Protection Supervisor to enhance collaboration.

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3. ICO Reprimands NHS Trust

The ICO issued a reprimand to a National Health Service (NHS) body for delays and losses in patient referrals due to inadequate security measures. Recommendations in the reprimand include supporting affected patients and implementing processes to prevent recurrence.

4. ICO Consultation on Fines

The ICO is currently seeking public input through a consultation on new guidance for fines. Organizations can share their views here.

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5. King’s Speech: DPDI Bill

During the State Opening of Parliament, King Charles III highlighted legislative priorities, including the Data Protection and Digital Information (No.2) Bill. The proposed bill is set to play a crucial role in data protection in the UK.

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6. ICO Getting Serious About Cookies

The ICO issued a warning to website operators about impending enforcement of cookie regulations. The regulator emphasized the need for compliance and hinted at forthcoming regulatory actions. This comes ahead of potential changes in cookie regulation through the Data Protection and Digital Information (No 2) Bill.

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7. UK AI Summit – Bletchley Declaration

A groundbreaking agreement, the Bletchley Declaration, was signed by 29 countries, acknowledging the opportunities and risks of AI. Policymakers emphasize global cooperation in developing safe and responsible AI. Various international AI governance developments were discussed.

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Tune Into the Full Episode

This recap touches on the key points discussed in Episode 147. For a comprehensive understanding of these topics and more, we encourage you to listen to the full episode. Click the player above or visit popular audio streaming platforms like Spotify. Stay informed about the latest in data protection with Data Protection Made Easy!