Please click here to read the latest data privacy alert from the Squire Patton Boggs Data Protection & Cyber Security team. This week’s alert covers  news from the United Kingdom and France.

United Kingdom

  • Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate lose 122,000 customer records in data breach
  • ICO release a paper titled “Data Protection rights: What the public want and what the public want from Data Protection Authorities”
  • Home Office issues “Retention of Communications Data: Code of Practice”
  • Home Office issues “Acquisition and Disclosures of Communications Data: Code of Practice”
  • The Campaign for Freedom of Information criticises the government’s statement to strengthen minister’s powers to veto


  • French Parliament approves “Draft law on intelligence”