Tag Archives: Privacy

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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Have you stopped speeding your car? Insurance companies and data protection.

  I went on a Speed Awareness Course recently. I was not alone as 1,207,570 people did in 2015 and the numbers for 2016 will certainly be higher. There was a wonderful cross section of the population there and two … 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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New Data Sharing Powers in the Digital Economy Bill

Much has been written about the complexities of the current legal regime relating to public sector data sharing. Over the years this blog has covered many stops and starts by the government when attempting to make the law clearer. The … Continue reading

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OSC RIPA (Surveillance) Procedures and Guidance: A view from its former editor

                                    For the first time, the Office of Surveillance Commissioners (OSC) has made its Procedures and Guidance (P&G) public (in electronic format). The … Continue reading

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Data Protection Reform after Brexit. Does GDPR still matter?

According to the new Prime Minister “Brexit means Brexit.” But what does Brexit mean for UK Data Controllers who are planning for implementation of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? The short answer is keep calm and carry on. … Continue reading

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Let the Fun Begin! New EU Data General Protection Regulation #GDPR is Adopted

After four years of negotiation, the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has today been formally adopted by the European Parliament. The Regulation will soon be available in all the official EU languages. The Regulation will take effect twenty … Continue reading

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