General Data Protection Regulation

What Are The Prospects for UK Adequacy Now?

David Smith

EU officials were reported recently in the media as saying that there are two key issues standing in the way of an adequacy finding for the UK. These are the use of data by the UK intelligence services and the potential “onward flow” of data from the UK to countries such as the US.  Apparently Read More

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CMA calls for new UK regulatory regime for online platforms to address market study concerns

Louise Tolley

As 1 July saw the CMA publish its final in a series of reports regarding online platforms and digital advertising, our antitrust experts provide an update on the proposals here. Alongside details of the road to this point, the CMA’s headline concerns and recommendations for reform, the update flags the formal launch of the Digital Read More

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The One-Stop-Shop – A Big Disappointment Or Just Slow To Bloom?

David Smith

A few months ago, when asked to comment on the success or otherwise of the GDPR’s so called one-stop shop I suggested that the house was still out. Whilst there were some worrying signs it was perhaps too early to simply write off the arrangement. Since then we have seen France’s top court, the Conseil Read More

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Where Have All The ICO’s Fines Gone To?

David Smith

Before we all started to feel the impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus emergency and the ICO published its light touch approach to regulation during the pandemic, those who follow these matters closely were already wondering what might have happened to all the ICO’s fines. The UK’s data protection regulator has, not surprisingly, continued to impose Read More

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Data protection, cybersecurity and Covid-19 coronavirus: trends and insights

Jane Finlayson-Brown

Allen & Overy’s Data Protection team presented trends and insights in relation to data protection, cybersecurity and Covid-19 coronavirus. This webinar focused on the data protection and cybersecurity challenges faced by organisations, including in relation to: processing data in special situations driven by Covid-19, such as screening employees and monitoring online or other behaviour, including Read More

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Data Protection and Brexit – Clearing Up Some Misunderstandings

David Smith

Now that Exit Day on 31st January is drawing close attention is focussing on what will happen during the transition period that will run from 31St January until the end of the year. There seems little doubt that the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (see our recent publication regarding the key provisions of the Bill) Read More

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