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Standard Contractual Clauses At Risk After Schrems II Decision

Following the upheaval caused by the invalidation of the Safe Harbour agreement by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the 2015 Schrems Case (Schrems I) (see our previous blog post here), the use of standard contractual clauses (SCCs) has become the favoured method of enabling personal…

Data Processing at Work

The Article 29 Working Party considers the impact of the GDPR and the changing face of technology as it refreshes its guidance for data processing in the workplace. In their latest Opinion 2/2017 (Opinion), the Article 29 Working Party (WP29)- tasked by the European Commission to provide independent advice on…

ICO clarifies registration and fee requirements under GDPR

Data controllers will continue to pay fees to ICO after GDPR comes into effect. Despite the GDPR abolishing the need for data controllers to register with supervisory authorities, the ICO has announced that the requirement to pay a registration fee will remain due to a provision in the UK’s Digital…

What are the implications of the draft Data Protection Bill?

The much anticipated first draft of the UK’s Data Protection Bill (the Bill) has been introduced to the House of Lords. With the aim of incorporating the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) into English law, the Bill will eventually replace the existing Data Protection Act 1998. The…

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…

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…