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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…

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…

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…

European Data Protection Supervisor supports proposed Directive to prevent personal data being used as payment for digital content

Proposed Directive would apply to music streaming and similar services. The European Data Protection Supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli (EDPS), has published an opinion expressing his support for aspects of the proposed EU Directive on contracts for the supply of digital content (proposed Directive). The proposed Directive aims to harmonise laws across…

ICO publishes discussion paper on profiling under the GDPR

The ICO gives its initial thoughts on how the GDPR will affect the growing practice of profiling using personal data. The UK’s data protection regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), is taking steps to prepare for contributing to upcoming European guidance on profiling under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which…