Data Protection Update — August 2013

Welcome to the August edition of the Data Protection Update, Stephenson Harwood’s monthly bulletin on key developments in data protection law.

This issue examines a recent ruling from the High Court that alters the previously held position of liquidators as data controllers when appointed to a creditor’s voluntary liquidation. The decision could potentially set a precedent not only for voluntary liquidations but also compulsory liquidations.

In addition, it has been a busy month for the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO); most notably, Stephenson Harwood reports on a significant fine imposed on the Bank of Scotland. The firm also details the first successful appeal in front of the Information Rights Tribunal in relation to a monetary penalty notice handed down by the ICO. The ICO has also issued guidelines for organisations on subject access requests, which are summarised in this update…

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