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16 December 2016

Cyber insurance – castles made of sand fall in the sea, eventually.

By David Cook Follow @CyberSolicitor Setting the scene The risk of a cyber incident and financial consequences that could then arise are both factors that are evolving and increasing in severity, not least through the harsh regulatory environment introduced by the General Data Protection Regulation. Boardroom decision makers therefore can...

09 December 2016

Is your organisation dealing with data subject access requests properly?

By Tughan Thuraisingam and Shervin Nahid Follow @tughanTT The High Court judgment in Dr DB vs General Medical Council [2016] EWHC 2331 (QB) held that if the dominant purpose behind a Data Subject Access Request (“DSAR”) is litigation, this can be “a weighty factor in favour of refusal” of the...

22 November 2016

Elizabeth Denham addresses next generation of DPOs at NADPO Annual Conference 2016

By Samantha Sayers, Solicitor at PwC Follow @SamSPrivacyGuru This year’s National Association of Data Protection and Freedom of Information Officers (“NADPO”) Annual Conference held on 21 November 2016 had a very special guest – the new UK Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham. A link to the full speech can be found...

25 October 2016

ICO code of practice on privacy notices – are you confident you are complying?

By Tughan Thuraisingam Follow @tughanTT Earlier this month, the Information Commissioner’s Office (the “ICO”) published a code of practice on communicating privacy information to individuals (the “Code”). What does the Code say? The Code appreciates that when obtaining personal data as part of a simple transaction, developing a clear and...

14 October 2016

What does the BREXIT Great Repeal Bill mean for data protection?

By Samantha Sayers, Solicitor at PwC On 2 October 2016, the UK’s Prime Minister – Theresa May – announced that she will trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty by March 2017 and set in motion the UK’s departure from the European Union (“EU”). She also announced that a Great...

14 September 2016

Ransomware – what are the obligations on data controllers?

By David Cook Follow @CyberSolicitor Malware has long been a thorn in the side of those using the internet for personal and for business reasons and you don’t need me to explain the plethora of issues that a victim can suffer. However, a particular category of malware called ransomware has...

11 August 2016

Shockwaves of the Vidal-Hall case reach Greater Manchester Police

By David Cook Follow @CyberSolicitor View David Cook's profile It seems that we are at the end of a two year battle that has concluded with Greater Manchester Police (GMP) paying out the princely sum of £75,000 to a claimant on the basis that the police force breached her privacy,...

03 August 2016

EU watchdogs welcome improvements of recently approved Privacy Shield

By Natasha Simmons View Natasha Simmons’s profile Last Tuesday (26 July 2016) the WP29 (a group comprised of national representatives from each data protection authority in each EU Member State) issued a statement following its review of the final version of the Privacy Shield regime. The WP29 met to assess...

30 June 2016

Brexit - How will it affect the GDPR in the UK

By Stewart Room Follow @StewartRoom Click on the link below for our latest insights on the potential data protection impacts arising from the UK's vote to leave the European Union. Businesses outside of the UK and UK and European citizens can be confident that after Brexit, the UK with continue...

23 June 2016

What if we stay, what if we leave: Brexit Briefing

By Jane Berry View Jane Berry’s profile The Current state of play A. The relationship between UK-EU Since 1973 the United Kingdom (the UK) has been a member of the European Union (the EU). When David Cameron was elected as Prime Minister following the 2015 general election he promised to...