Data Protection (Mar21)

Perhaps the most important point for many readers will be the publication by the European Commission of a draft adequacy...

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Cyber (Mar21)

Cyber risks are a major concern.  Widescale attacks such as the SolarWinds attack which affected Microsoft and many others, and...

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Data Protection (Jan 21)

The new UK GDPR now applies.  The UK has, on a transitional basis, deemed the EU and EEA EFTA States...

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Data protection and information security (Nov20)

Revised guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on Right of Access and Subject Access Requests provides additional guidance on...

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Data protection and information security (Sep20)

The decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union in in Case C-311/18, Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook...

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Data Protection (Jul 2020)

The European Data Protection Board’s annual report 2019 advises that in 2020, the EDPB will aim to provide guidance on...

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Data protection and information security (May 2020)

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued guidance on a number of issues arising from staff working from home. These...

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Data protection (Risk Update March 2020)

There have been several developments since our January Risk Update. The Society for Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP) published a...

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Data Protection (Jan20)

The £500,000 fine imposed by the Information Commissioner’s Office on retailer DSG has attracted much publicity as it represented the...

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Jan18)

Firms should be well advanced with their risk assessments for GDPR compliance as the 25 May 2018 implementation date is...

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Mar18)

Implementation on 25 May 2018 is now imminent.  We have advised major US and UK firms on risk assessment and...

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (May18)

GDPR is now fully in force as of 25 May 2018, but with deference to Sir Winston Churchill, now this...

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Jul18)

There have been three reported decisions under the Directive 95/46/EC which are of relevance to GDPR. Secretary of State for...

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Data Protection (Sep18)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came fully into force on 25 May 2018, but did not apply directly in...

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Cyber Crime and GDPR: the need for training (Dec18)

Many data losses result from cyber crime. We have developed a sequel to our popular online training course, Phishing for...

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Common problems (Dec18)

A number of common issues with GDPR aspects continue to engage minds – Mergers and acquisitions involving businesses with a...

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Data breaches (Dec18)

The ICO has received over 8,000 breach reports since GDPR came into force, making reporting mandatory in some high risk...

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Cross-border data transfers (Dec18)

Transfers of data from an EEA country to a ‘third country’ must satisfy the requirements of Chapter 5 of GDPR.  ...

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Consent (Dec18)

GDPR is not all about consent.  Consent must be explicit, and it is revocable.  So although it has its uses...

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Controller or processor? (Dec18)

We have advised many firms have on the issue of Outside Counsel Guidelines which purport to decree that the firm...

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Extra-territorial scope (Dec18)

Article 3 seeks to extend the scope beyond the EEA where firms offer services to, or monitor the behaviour of,...

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Who owns the files? (Jan 19)

The Law Society has published a Practice Note, replacing previous guidance on file ownership.  This also covers GDPR aspects.  However...

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Data Protection (Jan 19)

Brexit necessitates a review of data mapping and cross-border transfers.  In the event of a no deal Brexit, the government...

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Data protection

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published GDPR: One year on. Regulatory priorities going forwards include a number which may impact...

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Data Protection

Inevitably, we anticipate that some law firms will be subject to fines under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Where...

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SRA Standards and Regulations

These new provisions, replacing the SRA Handbook 2011, come into force on 25 November 2019. The two new Codes of...

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