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Data protection liability: Full compliance isn’t enough

The actions of rogue employees in data breaches may leave even GDPR-compliant businesses facing huge damages claims Wm Morrisons Supermarket PLC (Morrisons) has been found vicariously liable for the actions of a rogue employee in breach of data protection legislation, even though the company itself was held to be compliant.…

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…

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…

WP29 GDPR Guidelines: Lead Supervisory Authorities (One Stop Shop Mechanism)

Article 29 Working Party provides new guidelines with respect to lead supervisory authorities under the GDPR.  The Article 29 Working Party (WP29), an advisory body made up of national data protection officers from across European Union (EU) Member States, has published three sets of guidelines on how the incoming General…

WP29 GDPR Guidelines: The Right to Data Portability

Article 29 Working Party provides new guidelines with respect to data portability under the GDPR.  The Article 29 Working Party (WP29), an advisory body made up of national data protection officers from across European Union (EU) Member States, has published three sets of guidelines on how the incoming General Data Protection…