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General Data Protection Regulation - the challenge continues

On 25 May 2018, the GDPR came into force signalling a major reform of data protection regulation. It proved a challenge and a worry for many businesses. The below sets out some of the challenges that may continue in year two of GDPR.  The maximum fine...

GDPR - What next?

  After a flurry of activity around 25 May, when the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018 came into effect, I know a lot of businesses are hoping they never hear the “four letter word” GDPR again.  ...

GDPR - special category (sensitive) data

As 25 May 2018 fast approaches, and the EU General Data Projection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, the GDPR has expanded data protection and refers to special category data, which the regulation says is sensitive personal data that needs more protection....

GDPR - What should purchasers of businesses be looking out for?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply in the UK and across all other EU member states with effect from 25 May 2018. The GDPR will apply to all businesses controlling and/or processing personal data of EU residents, regardless of where the...

New fee structure for GDPR

At the end of February 2018, the Government announced a new charging structure for data controllers to ensure the continued funding of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The new structure, which must still be approved by Parliament, will...

GDPR - the implications for HR professionals

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European piece of legislation which will come into force on 25 May 2018. There has been much coverage of how this legislation will extend the requirements which already apply to business under the Data...

Act now to prepare for new data protection landscape

Businesses are being warned to start preparing now for the most important changes to data privacy regulation in 20 years. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May next year, and leading law firm Birkett Long has been...

GDPR for charities

Will changes to Data Protection rules affect your charity’s ability to fund raise? In all likelihood Yes! On 25 May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR) comes into effect in the UK and it is expected to have significant consequences for...

The biggest change to data privacy in 20 years

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018.  Some of the changes, in particular the requirement for accountability, will leave many businesses with a lot to do if they are to be sure of compliance.  The UK...

Breach of Data Protection Act can be costly

A recent case where Basildon Borough Council was fined £150,000 by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) for a breach of the Data Protection Act acts as a reminder to organisations that data breaches can be costly! Personal data can be contained...

Not reporting is not Sporting

The Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) are pretty clear about data breaches having to be reported to those affected, so they can “take steps to protect themselves”.  It is in their current guidelines and will soon...

What's New with EU? - Data Protection

The EU have new Data Protection legislation, which will apply automatically throughout the EU due to its direct effect and which despite Brexit, the Government have now confirmed will be implemented in the UK.  The General Data Protection Regulation...