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Opinion  |  28:09:22
Important deadlines for companies transferring personal data out of the EU and UK
The New Standard Contractual Clauses On 4 June 2021 the European Commission adopted the New Standard Contractual Clauses (New SCCs), a primary mechanism for lawfully transferring personal data outside the EU. The deadline for...
IDTA
Opinion  |  03:08:22
Time is running out – deadline for the old EU standard contractual clauses draws near
On 21 March 2022 the International Data Transfer Agreement (“IDTA”) and the international data transfer addendum to the European Commission’s standard contractual clauses for international data transfers (the “Addendum”) came into force.
Opinion  |  24:06:22
Government proposes to shake up data protection regime
On 17 June 2022 the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (“DCMS”) issued a press release announcing the new data laws that would take effect as a result of the planned Data Reform...
Employee data
Opinion  |  15:06:22
Data Subject Access Requests – navigating employee data rights
Under the Data Protection Act 2018 employees have the right to obtain their personal data that is being processed by their employer. Making this request is known as a data subject access request (“DSAR”).
Opinion  |  13:05:22
Data Reform Bill 2022 – what is its purpose?
The introduction of a Data Reform Bill was among the Government’s proposed legislative plans delivered during the Queen’s Speech on 10 May 2022. This introduction will update the powers of the Information Commissioner’s Office...
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Uncategorised  |  23:03:22
What sanctions can the ICO impose for unsolicited marketing communications?
The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) continues to issue fines in relation to unsolicited marketing communications. In recent months, fines have ranged from £2,000 to £200,000 depending on the severity of the breach of UK data protection laws.
Opinion  |  09:12:21
Nuisance Messages in the spotlight
On 19 November 2021, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport’s (DCMS) consultation, ‘Data: a new direction’, closed.
Opinion  |  11:11:21
Data breach claims – the Supreme Court has spoken in Lloyd v Google
The Supreme Court handed down judgment in the case of Lloyd v Google LLC on 10 November 2021, finding in favour of Google. This decision will have a significant impact on claims management companies and brings good news for data controllers.
Opinion  |  19:08:21
Data breach litigation – What now for claims management companies?
The High Court has recently handed down judgment in the case of Darren Lee Warren v DSG Retail Limited [2021] EWHC 2168 (QB), a decision that may reduce the growing number of data breach litigation by claims management companies (“CMCs”).
Opinion  |  03:08:21
ICO fines transgender charity for data breach
Mermaids, a charity which supports children, young people, and their families in relation to gender non-conformity, has been fined £25,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after personal information relating to 550 people, including children, was available online for almost three years.
Opinion  |  01:07:21
Data Armageddon averted!
The European Commission has formally adopted the adequacy decisions that will enable organisations to transfer data between the EEA and the UK without the need for additional safeguards.
Uncategorised  |  18:06:21
Data protection law update – the new standard contractual clauses are finally here
On 4 June 2021, the European Commission adopted the new Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) for transfer of personal data to third countries.
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