General Data Protection Regulation

ePrivacy laws – draft Regulation leaked

Charlotte Mullarkey

As anticipated, a draft of the proposed replacement EU ePrivacy law has been leaked. While this draft still appears to be under review, it does provide an interesting indication of what we are likely to see in the proposed legislation next month. Given the extent of discussion around this revision, and the attention given to Read More

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Why the UK will continue to be “The Bee’s Knees” when it comes to data protection

David Smith

We have just seen an announcement from the Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, about the appointment of a new Deputy, Rob Luke, who was previously British High Commissioner to Malta, and has also served overseas in Brazil and Paris as well as in policy roles at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London. In her announcement Read More

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German Draft Act implementing the GDPR is leaked

Frank Schemmel

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will apply across all EU Member States from 25 May 2018, contains various articles which allow Member States to provide for local laws for certain matters (e.g. data processing in the employment context). As Germany already has very strict and extensive data protection legislation, data privacy experts were Read More

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Brexit and Data Protection Legislation – back to the drawing board?

Charlotte Mullarkey

We are at a very interesting time for data protection legislation in the EU with the recent adoption of the new GDPR. Many are asking whether the GDPR will in fact apply in the UK following the referendum result on 23 June. In the short term, data protection legislation in the UK remains the same Read More

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The UK ICO’s Data Dozen – Perhaps it should be a “Bakers Dozen”?

David Smith

Now that I’ve moved on from the ICO and have settled into my new role as Special Adviser with Allen & Overy I’m getting a different view of the world of data protection – the view of responsible businesses and those that advise them rather than a regulator’s view. Everyone I come across is working Read More

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Brexit – the potential impact on data protection legislation

Charlotte Mullarkey

We are at an interesting time for data protection legislation in the UK. The existing EU Data Protection Directive, implemented in national law by each Member State, will almost certainly be replaced in 2018 by a new, recently agreed General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR), which will be directly applicable. This contains some fairly onerous Read More

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