As bad as it gets – Steve Kuncewicz speaks to BBC Breakfast

BLM data protection expert Steve Kuncewicz FRSA was live on BBC Breakfast on 29 December to discuss the online publication of the addresses of more than 1,000 New Year Honours recipients.

Speaking about the legal requirements and implications, Steve said, “This is as bad as these data leaks get... Part of the reason the Cabinet Office has referred themselves to the ICO so quickly is because you need do so - with the new data protection laws - within 72 hours of a data breach. They clearly see it as a risk to the people involved and that’s a key word, ‘risk’.

Certainly the people involved may see it as a risk to their safety... I certainly don’t think it’s going to go away any time soon. GDPR is there to encourage data protection privacy to be taken seriously and it’s supposed to put the individual right at the centre of what any organisation does with their data. People are also now much more aware of their entitlement when it comes to privacy.”

Please contact Steve Kuncewicz, head of Creative, Digital and Marketing at BLM for more information.

Disclaimer: This document does not present a complete or comprehensive statement of the law, nor does it constitute legal advice. It is intended only to highlight issues that may be of interest to clients of BLM. Specialist legal advice should always be sought in any particular case.

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