Focusing on the latest digital trends and risks and developments in the field of data protection, privacy, information and cyber law.

Data Protection and Brexit – Prospects for UK Adequacy

David Smith

Last week, the UK Parliament passed the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (see our recent publication regarding the key provisions of the Bill). Following Royal Assent, the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 now gives effect, in the UK, to the EU Withdrawal Agreement, as negotiated with the EU and including the transition period to Read More

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

Adtech – the Final Countdown?

Karishma Brahmbhatt

On 19 November 2019 the UK ICO held a follow-up to its Adtech Fact Finding Forum (held in March 2019). With several key adtech players having aired their concerns, challenges and frustrations back at the March forum, the mood at this latest event was markedly different. There was an air of acceptance that the status Read More

Cyber and data breaches: the questions that always arise

Lawson Caisley

When a company is the victim of a cyber attack or data breach, a number of crucial questions will have to be answered immediately.  These include: Must we involve the police? Do we need to pursue urgent civil remedies for real protection? Can/should we pay a ransom? When do we report to regulators? When do Read More

Online content and take down requirements- what are the boundaries?

Emma Keeling

De-reference in the EU….. Last month we reported on the Google/CNIL judgment, where the Court of Justice of the European Union (the CJEU) ruled that Google was not necessarily required to de-reference personal data on all its search engine domains in order to comply with the right to be forgotten under the General Data Protection Read More

Rules of the game? Digital political campaigning for the 2019 UK general election

Maeve Hanna

Online campaigning played a pivotal role in the 2016 Brexit referendum and the 2017 UK general election and is set to do the same ahead of voters taking to the polls on 12 December 2019. In anticipation of the election, parties have been busy building their war chests, with the Conservatives raising more than £5 Read More