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01 May 2020 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
24 April 2020 David Smith
The ICO’s recently published regulatory approach during the Covid-19 coronavirus public health emergency may not contain any great surprises but should nevertheless bring some welcome relief to businesses. In this time of so much uncertainty anything that limits that uncertainty, even if only in relation to the risks of data protection enforcement, must be a › Read More
21 April 2020 William Samengo-Turner
In what will undoubtedly be a relief for UK’s technology and life science sectors, the government yesterday unveiled the ways in which it plans to support the community of fast-growth businesses that drive so much innovation within its domestic market and around the world. Privately held UK businesses that have raised at least £250,000 in › Read More
17 April 2020 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
16 April 2020 Nigel Parker
Digitalisation is transforming businesses at an ever-increasing rate. No matter the sector, technologies like cloud computing, the Internet of Things, AI and Blockchain are enabling streamlining of operations, new distribution channels and better customer insights. Digital transformation is also creating new strategic imperatives as “digital natives” take market share from traditional industries. Partners Mark Ridgway › Read More
03 April 2020 Emma Keeling
On 1 April 2020, the UK Supreme Court unanimously overturned a 2018 Court of Appeal ruling that had found WM Morrisons Supermarkets PLC (Morrisons) vicariously liable for its employee’s misuse of private information, breach of confidence and breach of statutory duty under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). Although this case was brought by reference › Read More