ICO announce intention to fine Marriott International more than £99 million

Following an extensive investigation the ICO has issued a notice of its intention to fine Marriott International £99,200,396 for infringements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The proposed fine relates to a cyber incident which was notified to the ICO by Marriott in November 2018. A variety of personal data contained in approximately 339 million guest records globally were exposed by the incident, of which around 30 million related to residents of 31 countries in the European Economic Area (EEA). Seven million related to UK residents. It is believed…

Read More

Worldwide Wikipedia edit-a-thon writes unsung women heroes into history

Less than 20% of Wikipedia biographies feature women Hundreds of online activists from more than 20 countries will edit and fill the “glaring gap” of women human rights defenders on the global encyclopaedia People across the world took to the internet on the 19 and 20 May to write women human rights defenders into history as part of Amnesty International’s first worldwide Wikipedia edit-a-thon. BRAVE:Edit, in collaboration with Wikimedia (Wikipedia’s non-profit organisation), will see hundreds of activists from more than 20 countries take to the global encyclopaedia to upload biographies…

Read More

CAP Consults on GDPR Changes on the collection and use of data for marketing

The Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) is consulting on changes to its rules on the collection and use of data for marketing. These changes are intended to ensure that its rules cover data protection issues most relevant to marketing and that they are aligned with the standards introduced by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU 2016/679, the GDPR). CAP’s regulation of data protection issues is carried out under two sets of rules: section 10 (Database practice) and Appendix 3 (Online behavioural advertising). Section 10 regulates the use of data for…

Read More

New Chair of DMA Scotland calls for brands to be brave in the face of GDPR

Firas Khnaisser, Head of Decisioning at Standard Life, has been named as the new Chair of DMA Scotland, with Kerrie Hull, Senior account director at LIDA, named as Deputy Chair. Khnaisser succeeds Lynsey Fusco, Head of Marketing and communications at The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, who took up the role four years ago and helped guide DMA Scotland during a significant period of change and growth for the organisation. The new leadership team aim to ensure that DMA Scotland continues to represent the vibrant, energetic and creative data-driven marketing industry…

Read More

Publisher Associations Call on Google to Clarify Plans for GDPR Compliance

The News Media Alliance and other news publisher associations united to ask Google to clarify its terms regarding compliance with the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Alliance CEO David Chavern joins Digital Content Next CEO Jason Kint, European Publishers Council Executive Director Angela Mills Wade, and News Media Association CEO David Newell in petitioning Google CEO Sundar Pichai for further information about their plans for GDPR compliance and how they expect news organizations on their platform to work within the new regulations. In addition to addressing their…

Read More