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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…

New Data Protection Bill announced in Queen’s Speech

Minority government reaffirms commitment to data protection after Brexit with new bill. The State Opening of Parliament is the beginning of a session of the UK Parliament, during which the Queen delivers a speech outlining the Government’s legislative plans. Today’s Queen’s Speech was delivered in unusual circumstances.  The Conservative Prime Minister…

W&B Event: Getting ready for the General Data Protection Regulation

Join us for this training and networking event in the Henry Mendus Room at our new Bladon Office on Wednesday 13 September 2017. On 25 May 2018, new laws governing the use of all personal data will come into effect throughout the European Union.  Known as the General Data Protection…