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ICO updates roadmap for further GDPR guidance

The UK’s data protection authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has announced what guidance organisations can expect to receive on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) throughout 2017. The ICO participated in the recent Article 29 Working Party (WP29) guidelines on data protection officers, data portability and lead supervisory authorities…

UK data protection regulator publishes a new code for businesses on privacy notices

New ICO code of practice provides guidance on fairness, transparency, choice and control. On 7 October 2016, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK data protection regulator, published its latest code “Privacy notices, transparency and control” (the Code). The Code aims to give organisations which handle Personal Data some certainty…

The Fruit and the Fuzz

Apple’s standoff with the FBI raises important issues in respect of encryption, “backdoors”, cyber security, national security and privacy. As you may have heard, Apple and the FBI are currently embroiled in a highly publicised court case. In essence, the FBI wants to unlock an iPhone 5C that belonged to…

US-EU Safe Harbor declared invalid for transferring personal data

In the immediate aftermath of the CJEU’s finding that Safe Harbour is invalid, we consider the impact on, and options open to businesses. On 6 October 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered its decision in the case of Maximillian Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner (Case C-362/14), finding…