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The Right to be Informed & Forgotten

A practical approach to GDPR compliance (written by Alex Matheson) This is the first blog in a series that reviews the new data rights with particular detail given on the right to be informed & the right to be forgotten. The spirit of the regulation As you probably know, the GDPR regulates the…

Transferring personal data to Japan: ‘White List’ membership looking like a reality

White List status would assist Japanese companies that sell services and goods into, or employ staff in, the EEA. In a joint statement, the EU Commissioner for Justice and a Commissioner of Japan’s Personal Information Protection Commission confirmed on 3 July 2017 that their work towards finding an adequate level of…

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…

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…

ICO guidance on consent to data processing under the GDPR

The ICO has published a draft of its guidance on the new consent requirements under the GDPR. Ahead of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force in May 2018, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK’s regulatory body for upholding information rights, has committed to publishing topic-specific guidance…

Criminal liability for data protection breach by departing employee

An ICO prosecution against an employee who emailed herself a client list demonstrates that the criminal law has a role in breaches of confidence. Departing employees are the greatest threat to any organisation’s confidential information. Even if they are not motivated primarily by malicious intent towards the employer, many will…