The Squire Patton Boggs Data Protection & Cyber Security team is pleased to share with you a weekly alert on data privacy issues.

This week’s alert covers news from the UK, EU, France and international community.


  • ICO’s publication of Telephone Preference Service study
  • Breach of Data Protection Act results in £150,000 monetary penalty
  • UK Government publishes Surveillance Road Map
  • Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill receives Royal Assent
  • Draft Regulations made under the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 are published
  • ICO to gain NHS audit powers


  • CNIL cookie investigation


  • CJEU rules that legal analysis is not personal data
  • WP29 guidance on implementation of the right to be forgotten
  • EDPS guidelines on exporting data to third countries


  • Canada’s privacy watchdog rules out use of genetic tests

Read the alert here.

For further information on any of these items, please contact  Stéphanie Faber in our Paris office.