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29 September 2017

Administrative Court Karlsruhe: Likely GDPR shortfalls do not justify administrative fines

In Germany, a first decision regarding the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been rendered by the Administrative Court of Karlsruhe on 6 July 2017 (10 K 7698/16). The state data protection commissioner of Baden-Württemberg had issued an order against a credit information agency based on the grounds that...

08 September 2017

Will there be a new data protection offence for the UK beyond GDPR?

By Polly Ralph and Sylvia Ng Follow @polly_ralph In early August, the UK Government published its Statement of Intent in relation to a proposed Data Protection Bill. PwC’s initial analysis, which can be found here, notes that the proposed Bill largely reflects the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Notably, the...

29 August 2017

GDPR programme emerging trends

By Stewart Room Follow @StewartRoom The GDPR countdown continues and at PwC we're expecting September to bring a rush of new requests for support, as people come back from their summer holidays fully recharged and ready to tackle their programme to do lists. Over the summer we have been preparing...

07 August 2017

The U.K.'s New Data Protection Bill

By Jamie Witton View Jamie Witton’s profile This morning the Minister of State for Digital, Matt Hancock, released a statement of intent for the UK’s new Data Protection Bill. The Bill has already been through a consulting phase and the Minister has set the Bill’s scheduled implementation date for May...

25 July 2017

Monitoring employees in the modern workplace - has your organisation struck the right balance?

By Tughan Thuraisingam and Shervin Nahid Follow @tughanTT Follow @shervinnahid The modern working environment has embraced the concept of flexible working and has equipped employees with multiple devices such as laptops, tablets, smartphones and wearables. In a battle for market share, employees are also being encouraged to use personal social...

20 July 2017

ICO publishes its first ever international strategy

By Samantha Sayer @SamSPrivacyGuru By Dennis Holmes On 4 July 2017, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published its first ever International Strategy for 2017-2021. The strategy is a clear indication by the ICO that it intends to continue to invest in the protection of individuals’ personal data globally. In...

18 July 2017

The House reports: Brexit & EU Data Protection Reform - so what for the UK?

By Stewart Room, witness before the House of Lords Committee Follow @StewartRoom The House of Lords EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee has published their report today on the EU Data Protection reform package and the implications of Brexit. The Committee is concerned that after Brexit, UK trade with Europe and the...

17 July 2017

GDPR controls frameworks - how do you know if they are any good?

By Stewart Room Follow @StewartRoom It might be surprising to know that despite a very long history of laws, regulations and operational practices - nearly 50 years in Europe - there is no consensus on what a good controls framework for Personal Data Protection actually looks like. This blog attempts...

10 July 2017

The ICO guidance on big data, AI and machine learning - what humans can learn

By James Witton Guidance on the interpretation on the provisions of the GDPR naturally shoots to the top of the privacy professional’s reading lists at the moment. As such, you could be forgiven for not absorbing the ICO’s 100+ page guide to big data, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and...

05 July 2017

Demystifying DPIAs

By Samantha Sayers and Kayleigh Clark @SamSPrivacyGuru To date, Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) have been widely recommended as a valuable, but not mandatory, tool to reduce privacy risks by a number of data protection authorities across Europe. However, the introduction of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) from May...