Tag Archives: GDPR

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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The Data Protection Act 2018: A Summary

The much-publicised Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) came into force last week (25thMay 2018), alongside the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). I recently wrote a blog post explaining the aims of the new Act and busting some of the myths. … 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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GDPR and the Data Protection Bill: Myths and Misunderstandings

On Monday, the Government published a Statement of Intent about the forthcoming Data Protection Bill. The idea behind the Bill is to fill in some of the gaps in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will come into force … Continue reading

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Data Protection Impact Assessments under GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force in about 10 months. There is plenty to learn and do before then including: Raising awareness about GDPR at all levels Reviewing how you address records management and information risk … Continue reading

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GDPR is here to stay but what happens next?

It’s official. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is here to stay; well beyond April 2019 when the UK is likely to finally leave the European Union. On 24th October 2016, the Secretary of State Karen Bradley MP used her … Continue reading

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The revised ICO Privacy Notices Code and GDPR

Earlier this month the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published its revised Privacy Notices Code of Practice. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), a Data Controller should issue a privacy notice to Data Subjects whenever personal data is gathered from … Continue reading

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