Category Archives: Brexit

Boris, Brexit and GDPR: What next?

  Boris Johnson’s election victory means that we are almost certainly heading for Brexit on 31st January 2020 with his version of a deal. Having won a large Conservative majority in the House of Commons, it should be relatively easy for him … Continue reading

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GDPR and Brexit: What next?

We are heading for a No Deal Brexit it seems (at least today!). What are the implications for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA2018)?  Can we bin them on the 31st October with our … Continue reading

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The Data Protection Act 2018 – Pre and Post Brexit

The Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) came into force on 25th May 2018, alongside the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Much has been written about it, both right and wrong. The purpose of the DPA 2018 is nicely summarised by the … Continue reading

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Making GDPR British: New Regulations set out the UK’s post Brexit DP landscape

On 19thDecember 2018, just when you thought that you have finally made sense of the UK’s data protection regime, the government published new regulations with the catchy title, “The Data Protection, Privacy and Electronic Communications (Amendments etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.” There are sixty one pages of regulations to navigate, before 29thMarch 2019, with only one page of explanatory notes. And you though Theresa May had problems! Continue reading

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European Parliament approves text of forthcoming EU Regulation on the Free Flow of Non-Personal Data within the European Union

On 4th October 2018 the European Parliament (by 520 to 81 votes) agreed the text of the proposed EU Regulation on the Free Flow of Non-Personal Data in the European Union. The draft Regulation was proposed by the European Commission in 2017, … Continue reading

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The role of the Court of Justice of the European Union ( CJUE) post Brexit

By Susan Wolf In our previous Blog, we examined the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 and explained that the GDPR, EIR and PECR will remain on the domestic statute book post Brexit. In other words they will continue to be … Continue reading

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Act Now Launches GDPR Handbook

We all know that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) cannot be read in isolation. In September, the DCMS published the Data Protection Bill. Amongst other things, it sets out how the UK Government intends to exercise its GDPR “derogations”; … Continue reading

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The GDPR, the Data Protection Bill and Complaints

By Scott Sammons The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the recently announced Data Protection Bill (DP Bill) are bigger pieces of legislation than the old Data Protection Act 1998. We already know that remedies and complaints under the Regulation … Continue reading

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The Data Protection Bill: A Summary

By Lynn Wyeth The text of the new Data Protection Bill has finally been published by the Government and at 218 pages, 194 clauses, 18 schedules and 112 pages of explanatory notes, it is a huge chunk of legalese spaghetti. … Continue reading

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The Data Protection Bill: It’s not what you think it is!

Yesterday the DCMS published the long awaited Data Protection Bill 2017. Accompanying the 203 pages of the Bill there are 112 pages of explanatory notes, a 4-page factsheet and a 5-page impact assessment. With detailed cross referencing to the provisions … Continue reading

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