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EU Commission adopts new Standard Contractual Clauses

Article 46 of the GDPR lists Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) approved by the Commission, as an ‘appropriate safeguard’ for transfers of personal data to a third country that does not have adequacy status. In essence, SCCs are standard sets of contractual terms and conditions, approved by the European Commission, which…

Green Light for UK Adequacy

  The Decision On Monday 28th June 2021, the European Commission formally announced its adoption of two Adequacy Decisions for the United Kingdom, one under the General Data Protection Regulation and another under the Law Enforcement Directive. The decision came almost five years exactly since the UK’s referendum vote took…

Uncle Bucks: £15,000 Privacy damages for Facebook comment

Last week a High Court judge ordered a man to pay £15,000 to his niece for publishing private health information in a Facebook post. JQL v NTP [2020] EWHC 1349 (QB) relates to an acrimonious and long-lasting family feud which bubbled over into an argument in Facebook comments under a…

Execution of documents during COVID-19

A guide to execution requirements under English law during remote working and social distancing. The signing of transaction documents has been made more complicated by the measures introduced to combat the spread of COVID-19. With signatories working remotely and unable to attend physical meetings, it’s important to plan ahead and…

UK government announces £250m Future Fund scheme to assist start-ups

This week the UK government has announced a scheme aimed at providing support for “firms driving innovation” to help power “growth out of the coronavirus crisis”. Delivered in partnership with the British Business Bank, the Future Fund is due to launch in May and will be open initially until the…

Clinical Trial Complications Post-Brexit

Clinical Trials – Brexit guidance for sponsors that have a UK presence For sponsors running clinical trials with any UK presence, it is important to start considering preparations for Brexit now. Substantial changes may be needed which can have timeframes built into the Brexit process. If making these changes is…