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Can UK Data Protection Law be made Brexitproof?
Hannah Crowther, Janine Regan
The UK government has today introduced its “Data Protection Bill” (the Bill) in to the House of Lords.
How to use Legitimate Interests legitimately?
UK publishes cyber security framework
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport recently published the UK Cyber Security Framework proposals entitled “Security of Network and In...
Data protection updates - 20 July 2017
Smart buildings and data protection
This podcast was first published on Estates Gazette, June 2017
Tim Allen and Hannah Crowther of Bristows discuss smart buildings and the data being...
Incident Response Plans
Draft Spanish Data Protection Law
In advance of the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Spain has put out for consultation revisions to the current Span...
Data Management and Use: Governance in the 21st Century
At the end of June the British Academy and the Royal Society issued a report calling for the urgent creation of a data governance body to provide stew...
United Nations and the GSMA Publish a Report on “The state of mobile data for social good”
The United Nations Global Pulse initiative focuses on using Big Data Analytics for humanitarian and social good and has for the past few years been de...
When are legitimate interests legitimate?
UK Direct Marketing Code – Changes to Data Protection Law
Recently the UK announced an amendment to the Data Protection Act 1998 by inserting a new section 52AA which provides that the Information Commissione...
Online Marketing to Children – New UK Guidance
On 27th April 2017 the UK Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) published guidance to the advertising world on how to ensure children under th...
GDPR: Legal facts and a call to action
Data Protection codes of conduct hitting the fast lane under GDPR
This article was first published in PDP Journals, Volume 6 Issue 3, May 2017
Robert Bond and Alexander Dittel explore the vast and varied environme...
Connected TV World Summit 2017
Data protection update
The role of the DPO
Data protection for charities and fundraisers
GDPR and data breach requirements
What is my personal data worth? - Commoditised data as “counter performance”
A recent opinion published by the European Data Protection Supervisor (“EDPS”) has raised concerns regarding the “commoditisation&rd...
Data Protection Update
GDPR and Data Processors
Should we rely on automated decision making technologies?
This article was first published on LexisPSL, February 2017. Click for a free trial of LexisPSL..
IP & IT analysis: A new report ha...
Landmark court case serves as a useful reminder of CCTV compliance
A Scottish couple were awarded damages of £17,268 for the “extreme stress” they suffered as a result of the “highly intrusive&...
Significant changes to Japanese data protection law
The data protection regime in Japan is likely to change shortly as a number of provisions to the Act on Protection of Personal Information (APPI) will...
Proposed changes to Russian data protection law
We understand that draft changes are being considered in Russia to the current data protection law focusing on enforcement and fines.
Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust
Data Protection Day 2017 on 28th January last had as its theme Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust. We should have reached a poin...
Privacy breach damages: High Court provides some insight
This article was first published in Privacy Laws & Business UK Report, issue 89, January 2017
The Court of Appeal judgment in...
CCTV, drones and surveillance
A small business owner, pleaded guilty to the offence of failing to register with the Information Commissioner’s Office under section 17 of the ...
2016/17: Data Protection Top 10
2016 was, well, an “interesting” year. In between Brexit and Trump, there was plenty of news (and a few surprises) on the data front as we...
Data privacy case law round-up
This article was first published on Lexis®PSL, February 2017. Click for a free trial of Lexis®PSL.
IP & IT analysis: ...
Data Protection in 2017
This video was first published on LexisNexis Webinars, February 2017I
In spite of Brexit, the European Union general Data Protection Directive (G...
The compliance of EU-US data transfers faces another legal challenge
This article was first published in Compliance & Ethics Professional®, February 2017
EU data protection/privacy issues continue t...
Privacy in UK (England and Wales): overview
This article was first published in Practical Law UK, January 2017
A Q&A guide to privacy in the UK (England and Wales)
The Q&A guide ...
Data protection in UK (England and Wales): overview
This article was first published in Practical Law UK, January 2017
A Q&A guide to data protection in the UK
This Q&A guide gives a hig...
Brexit won't shift UK privacy law in short-term
Data Privacy associate, Bathilde Waquet is quoted in Bloomberg BNA in relation to UK privacy law and EU's new General Data Protecti...
Brexit and Data Protection
How will Brexit, in whatever form it takes, affect data protection law in the UK?
There are a number of alternative options for the UK’s ex...
Robots and data protection law
Data protection in a smart-building world
This article was first published in Estates Gazette, May 2016
Faye Harrison considers the data concerns raised by increasingly technolo...
General Data Protection Regulation Seminar - San Francisco, March 8 2016
The latest on the Investigatory Powers Bill
This article was first published on Lexis®PSL IP & IT on 15 March 2016. Click for a free trial of Lexis®PSL.
The fall of Safe Harbour and the future of transatlantic data sharing
On 6 October 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered its landmark judgment on Safe Harbour in the case of Ma...
FAQ on Safe Harbor ruling for US organisations
In the aftermath of the recent CJEU judgement invalidating the Safe Harbor framework, businesses are now looking to address the consequences of the ju...
This article was first published on Intellectual Property Magazine, November 2015
In a landmark judgement issued on 6 October, the Court of Justice...
A quick overview of the CJEU’s Safe Harbor ruling
Practical implications of the Safe Harbor ruling
Unsafe Harbor: The CJEU rocks the boat
After the Advocate General’s Opinion last week, we waited in trepidation for the Court of Justice of the European Union (the “Court”...
Invalidation of the Safe Harbor – what are your options now?
Following the recent European Court of Justice’s decision on the Max Schrems v Facebook case, businesses can no longer use the Safe Harbor Frame...
Safe Harbor not so safe?
Advocate General Yves Bot recently delivered an Opinion concerning a case challenging the ability of Facebook to pass EU citizens’ data to the U...
The Digital Single Market and the General Data Protection Regulation
On 6 May 2015 the European Commission published its "Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe". The Commission's proposals are aimed at...
Privacy Laws & Business 28th Annual International Conference
A cheat sheet for the General Data Protection Regulation
We all know it’s coming, we just don’t know precisely what “it” is yet. The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR&rd...
Nuisance calls and text messages – lower threshold, higher risk to UK companies
Changes in the law on unsolicited marketing communications came into effect on 6 April 2015 and should make it increasingly difficult for unscrupulous...
Health data in apps and devices
Over the past few years we have seen exponential growth in the development of health and fitness based apps and devices. From a simple wrist band that...
Data Protection and Surveillance Technologies: Body Worn Video
Gone are the days where camera surveillance technologies were only fixed on top of a pole. In recent years, we have seen the rise of ‘portable&r...
Surveillance Technologies and Privacy: Automatic Number Plate Recognition
The development of modern-day surveillance technologies, which are significantly more intrusive than their predecessors, raises a number of data priva...
Information exchange, competition law issues in the TMT sector
Data Privacy – Compliance programmes
Data Privacy – Data centre location
Whether you are a provider looking for somewhere to buy, lease or build, or a customer looking where to place your data, deciding on the best location...
Mobile – The a to z of apps
The A to Z of compliant apps
A is for Apps (no surprise there)
Apps create new challenges in terms of data protection compliance. Th...
International Transfers – BCRs for processors
An alternative to EU Model Clauses…
The Article 29 Working Party is developing the process for applying for approval of Binding Corporate ...
Monetary Penalty Notices – Statistical analysis
The Regulation – Accountability
The Regulation – The future of international data transfers
The Regulation – An overview