Implementation on 25 May 2018 is now imminent.  We have advised major US and UK firms on risk assessment and specific issues.  We have resource pages on our website and, for US firms, to which we will be adding more materials as time progresses.

Frank Maher recently addressed many leading US firms in Washington DC and will be speaking at the APIL conference for personal injury lawyers on 18 April 2018.  Details of the latter are on our Events page

In a recent speech, the Prime Minister cited data protection as one of “five foundations” that will underpin the future relationship between the UK and the EU. She indicated that she wanted more than just an adequacy decision for the UK (enabling the free flow of personal data from the EU to the UK) but also, perhaps optimistically, an ongoing EU role for the UK’s data protection regulator and effective representation for UK businesses under the ‘one stop shop’ mechanism.

The flow of official guidance continues unabated, and links appear on our News page as they are released.  One of the most useful recent examples is the guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office on Legitimate Interests.  Expanded guidance has been produced on Data Protection Officers, the Right to be Informed, and an Introduction to the Data Protection Bill.

The Article 29 Working Party has published a letter on the impact of FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) on accidental American citizens and compliance with data protection legislation.

Links can be found on our News Page

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