Data Protection Blog

10 April 2019

Our current Brexit options and the consequences for UK data protection law

EU leaders are due to meet today (1700 GMT) for an emergency summit dedicated to Brexit at which it is rumoured that they will grant an extension to the UK’s departure from the EU.  The infographic below sets out the possible Brexit options and what this might mean for UK data protection law. 

5 April 2019

GDPR Compliance for US Companies

Focussing upon US companies considering their privacy policies and procedures in Silicon Valley and beyond, in this blog we consider the geographic scope of GDPR and the core business functions it impacts upon.

Alexander Torpey

10 January 2019

Brexit Update: EU-US Privacy Shield

On 20 December 2018, the US Department of Commerce issued updated standards of compliance for participants in the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework (“Privacy Shield”) to continue receiving personal data from the UK in reliance on the Privacy Shield after Brexit (which is due to take place on 29 March 2019). By way of a reminder, Privacy Shield is a framework for protecting the fundamental rights of anyone in the EU whose personal data is transferred to the United States for commercial purposes.

Alexander Torpey

9 January 2019

GDPR for the UK: Brexit and international transfers of personal data

With the UK due to leave the EU on 29 March 2019, UK Parliament is working towards creating new regulations to ensure that the UK’s data protection standards will be equivalent to EU law post-Brexit. The UK would use this as the basis for securing an adequacy decision from the European Commission meaning that our legal framework is deemed to provide adequate protection for individuals’ rights and freedoms over their personal data. As discussed in our previous blog, this would facilitate cross-border transfers of personal data and business continuity as the UK aims to trade with the single market on equal terms.

Alexander Torpey

3 January 2019

Care homes take heed: if you have failed to pay the ICO data protection fee you could be breaking the law

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has commenced formal enforcement action against care homes that have failed to pay the data protection fee.

Kathryn Sheridan

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