General Data Protection Regulation

A first look at the New UK Data Protection Bill

Praveeta Thayalan

The new UK Data Protection Bill (the Bill) was published on 14 September 2017 and, once enacted, will repeal the Data Protection Act 1998 (the DPA). The Bill preserves parts of the DPA and implements the standards of the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR) across the categories of data processing within the scope of Read More

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A deep dive into data processing at work: DPA advice on GDPR

LaurieAnne Ancenys

Laurie-Anne Ancenys of Allen & Overy looks at the recently adopted DPA guidance, which states that employers are unlikely to be able to rely on employee consent in the future. This article was first published in Privacy Laws & Business International Report, August 2017, www.privacylaws.com. You can read the full article here: A deep dive into data Read More

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Do we learn anything new from the UK Government’s Statement of Intent?

Charlotte Mullarkey

On 7 August the UK Government’s Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport published a Statement of Intent in relation to the new Data Protection Bill. This comes only a month before we were led to expect to see the draft Bill itself. At first glance, notwithstanding some of the headlines in the press, it Read More

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ICO Promises to Perform on the International Stage

David Smith

Last month I commented on the Information Commissioner’s new Information Rights Strategic Plan which promised that there was more to come, not least an International Strategy for the ICO. Now that this International Strategy has been published it doesn’t disappoint. I must though confess to a certain amount of self interest here. When I was Read More

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The intersection of US litigation and EU data privacy laws

Laura Hall

Companies with operations in the EU are increasingly finding that the broad scope of discovery in litigation in the United States is in conflict with their obligations under laws implementing the EU Data Privacy Directive. Most US courts, when considering whether production of documents in violation of foreign data privacy law should be compelled, have Read More

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The ICO’s New Strategic Plan – A Change Of Course Or Steady As She Goes?

David Smith

You may have seen that on 25 May, with exactly one year to go until the GDPR takes effect, the Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, published her office’s Information Rights Strategic Plan for 2017- 2021. This might not be headline grabbing stuff but it’s important nevertheless as it sets out how the ICO will be approaching Read More

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