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How will personal data be transferred to the UK post Brexit?

Government pushes for UK to become a whitelisted country to legalise transfers of personal data from EU post Brexit.   The Department for Exiting the European Union has published a “future partnership paper” outlining its suggestion that the UK become a whitelisted country for the purposes of transferring personal data…

Cyber Security Directive: status update

UK Government seeks opinions of industry and regulators on plans to transpose Network and Information Systems (NIS) EU Directive (NIS Directive) into UK law. Matt Hancock MP, Minister of State for Digital, has issued an open consultation to UK organisations and other interested parties following the NIS Directive adopted by…

EU e-Privacy Reforms: status update

GDPR level fines proposed to apply to direct marketers and providers of IoT devices,  Over The Top services, web browsers and communications software In the UK, failure to comply with e-Privacy laws, especially with regard to direct marketing, is one of the most common reasons for aggressive enforcement action by…

UK GDPR implementation moves forward with Data Protection Bill proposal

Objective of new legislation to maintain the UK’s current position as the largest internet economy in the G20 On 7 August 2017, the UK government published a Statement of Intent (Statement) setting out its proposals for a new Data Protection Bill (Bill) to reform UK data protection laws, as first…

Transferring personal data to Japan: ‘White List’ membership looking like a reality

White List status would assist Japanese companies that sell services and goods into, or employ staff in, the EEA. In a joint statement, the EU Commissioner for Justice and a Commissioner of Japan’s Personal Information Protection Commission confirmed on 3 July 2017 that their work towards finding an adequate level of…