This week’s podcast looks again at legal issues related to processing personal data. Under the UK’s Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 1998), the Information Commissioner’s Office (the ICO) maintains a mandatory register of data controllers. Data controllers are organisations who determine the purposes for and manner in which personal data are processed. The register records the data controller’s name and the purpose(s) for the controller’s processing of the data. Data controllers must go through the registration process, known as “notification”, unless an exemption applies. Failure to notify is a criminal offence, subject to a defence of due diligence, and personal data must not otherwise be processed.
TechLaw10 is a 10-minute audio podcast update from U.S. lawyer Eric Sinrod (Duane Morris) and UK lawyer Jonathan Armstrong (Cordery) where they share insights on developments where technology intersects with the law in the EU and the U.S. These well-known commentators are sought out in the media for their opinions on breaking news and developing trends. Whether you are in North America or Europe, now you can hear directly from them regarding the latest technology issues at home and across the pond.