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Privacy In Focus | April 1st


by Leanna Cofano

We bring you a round up of articles and updates sourced from national data commissioners and leading privacy organisations.


IAPP: The sun came out just in time for London to host this years IAPP Conference – Data Protection Intensive: UK 2022.

Ito Onojeghuo, AllNet Law’s Head of Data Protection was glad to attend the summit, of which the theme revolved around ‘Walking the Fine Line of Change in 2022’. The programme explored a wide range of U.K.-oriented operational and governance issues, including international data transfers, AdTech’s evolution, ransomware attacks, and the influence of the U.K. Children’s Code.

Delegates enjoyed workshops by many insightful speakers on interesting topics such as that from Author, Artist and Professor Pragya Agarwal, who is a behavioural and data scientist consulting on Inclusive Workplaces, Reproductive Justice, AI & bias. She had us considering aspects of unconscious bias, inclusion and anti-racism. Further more John Edwards delivered his first speech as the Information Commissioner; see the video and transcript here to find out more about his vision for the IAPP going forward.



DPC: Check that you know your obligations as a Data controller in the private or public sector-

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EC: The European Commission urges Member States to act on ‘golden passports’ and ‘golden residence permits’ schemes, and to take immediate steps in the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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ICO: The Information Commissioner’s Office has issued a  fine to H&L Business Consulting Ltd £80,000 for texting out hundreds of thousands of text messages to the public even though they had not consented to receiving these.

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