IP & Technology

The UK Government has committed to enact a new Data Protection Act which “will ensure that the United Kingdom retains its world-class regime protecting personal data”. What does the Bill cover? According to the explanatory policy paper that accompanied the Queen’s Speech, the new Bill will “ensure the UK has a data protection regime that… Read more »

Employment

The WannaCry ransomware attack that sabotaged the IT systems of over 200,000 companies, including parts of the NHS, Telefonica and FedEx, once again underlines the increasing importance of cybersecurity across all employment sectors. The consequences of such attacks for companies can be devastating, leading to serious long-term economic and reputational harm. Cybersecurity is no longer… Read more »

IP & Technology

As part of its on-going programme of guidance under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Article 29 Working Party (WP29) has published draft guidance on data protection impact assessments (DPIAs). Whilst DPIAs (or PIAs) have been advocated as best practice by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for a number of years, anecdotal evidence… Read more »

IP & Technology

Following draft guidance published late last year, the Article 29 Working Party (WP29) has approved final versions of its guidance on data protection officers (DPOs), data portability, and the identification of a lead supervisory authority under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Data Protection Officers The guidance on DPOs summarises the key requirements under the… Read more »

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