Following the Brexit decision by the UK public, European Union laws and regulations have become more uncertain. However, the European Communities Act 1972 remains in force in the UK which continues to give EU regulations direct effect.
The ICO have stated that we are in need of “clear laws with safeguards” and a reform of UK data protection law is necessary. Given the progress of the digital market and the business need to transfer data across borders, it is likely that any reform of UK data protection law will take much of the same tone as the New Regulation.
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We look at a recent Information Commissioner case to explain how contractual terms may not protect you from regulatory action when using using third party lists in direct marketing and the checks companies should carry out to reduce the risk.