Category GDPR & Data Protection

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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…

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…

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…