Data Protection Archive

The GDPR: A year in review

A year ago this week, the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) took effect, promising to revolutionise information security. To mark the anniversary, we gathered a panel of data protection experts to discuss the effect of the Regulation and the future …

Grove Pension Solutions fined £40,000 for PECR violation

The ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) has fined Grove Pension Solutions £40,000 for sending nearly 2 million unsolicited marketing emails.  The pensions firm’s campaign, which took place between October 2016 and October 2017, violated the PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations).  Tried to do the right thing  Grove’s PECR failure wasn’t for a lack …