March 15, 2019

We're nearly a year since the frantic preparations for GDPR. How is it all going? Should we be checking? Should we audit?

Why do I need to complete an audit?

An audit allows an Organisation to understand whether it is complying with the requirements of the Data Protectio...

January 12, 2019

Draft Regulations to create a ‘UK GDPR’ were published by the Government this week to ensure that the UK is ready for Brexit.

The Regulations introduce a large number of technical amendments to the GDPR, Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA18) and the Privacy Electronic Commun...

January 12, 2019

After a turbulent few months, the Privacy Shield was re-approved by the EU Commission at the end of last year and with Brexit looming, if you are a Privacy Shield participant there are some steps you may need to take before 30th March 2019 to ensure you can continue to...

November 18, 2018

It’s been six months since GDPR came into effect on 25th May.  Despite the Y2K like panic in the run up to May, the world did not come crashing down and despite some high profile data breaches, the ICO is yet to issue its first fine under the new regime.

But what h...

September 19, 2018

With just over six months to go until the UK exits the European Union, the Government has started to issue guidance on what will happen if there is ‘no deal’ by the 29th March 2019.

As we all know, the current data transfer rules are set out at European level in the Gen...

August 21, 2018

For some time now, the EU Commission has been planning an update to the current ePrivacy Directive (which was implemented in the UK through the Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations, or PECR for short).  The ePrivacy Regulation will replace the current rules...

July 13, 2018

There’s not long left to respond to the Government’s consultation on data protection fee exemptions. The consultation closes on 1st August 2018.

Background

Under the Data Protection (Charges and Information) Regulations 2018, every organisation or sole trader who process...

July 3, 2018

The FCA has recently launched consultation CP15/18 which sets out their proposed regulatory structure for Claims Management Companies (CMCs).  The announcement also confirmed that jurisdiction for complaints would move from the LeO to the Financial Ombudsman Service (F...

June 28, 2018

With conflicting advice still available on the ICO website there seems to be a lot of confusion around exactly what a data subject is entitled to when they exercise their right of access under GDPR.

Many data subjects still seem to think that this right entitles them to...

May 15, 2018

25th May….  It’s the date we have all been working towards, some of us for many months. But what happens on 26th May, and the day after that?

Well, initially we all have a well-deserved rest over a bank holiday weekend, and then it’s business as usual from Tuesday...

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