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Podcast  |  30:11:23
Ransomware: to pay, or not to pay? | Legal Thinking Podcast
In this episode we speak to Carl Selby and Fran Tremeer, following their 'When, Not If' Cybersecurity report, about how businesses should respond when they're the victim of a ransomware attack.
Employee data
Opinion  |  08:06:23
Subject access request 101: ICO’s guidance for employers
On 24 May 2023, the Information Commissioner’s Office (‘ICO’) published new guidance for employers on how to deal with a Subject Access Request (‘SAR’).
Opinion  |  17:04:23
TikTok’s fine: what it means for businesses, and how you can avoid the same mistakes
TikTok has rapidly become very popular as a social media platform. Despite its success, it has received one of the largest fines ever issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for misusing children’s data....
Opinion  |  19:12:22
EU-US Data Privacy Framework – what you need to know now the draft adequacy decision has been published
Irene Trubbiani Montagnac explains what you need to know following the draft adequacy decision that comes as part of the EU-US Data Privacy Framework, which replaces the Privacy Shield.
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...
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  |  23:11:21
A detailed review of Lloyd v Google: what does it mean and what next for claims management companies?
The Supreme Court handed down judgment in Lloyd v Google LLC [2021] UKSC 50 on 10 November 2021. This is a seminal decision which provides that damages for alleged data breaches cannot be claimed without proving actual financial loss or distress. The Court also set out the evidence needed to assess compensation where damage had been suffered.
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