UK to click “I Accept” for a quick Trump trade deal

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Nigel Farage reckons the new President Trump can sign a trade deal with the UK in 90 days. Let's put aside the fact that any formal trade talks prior to Brexit would be a potential breach of the EU treaties. Let's focus on his suggestion that the private sector can do deals much quicker than the public … Continue reading UK to click “I Accept” for a quick Trump trade deal

Brexit: Do I have to move my data?

Apparently the Brexit result has caused some IT leaders to look at repatriating data to the UK to “comply with data protection laws and especially GDPR”. But wait a minute – this seems to be more about a lack of understanding of data protection laws. Again. Earlier this year I wrote about emotional knee-jerk reactionism … Continue reading Brexit: Do I have to move my data?

Does UK need privacy shield after human rights repeal?

Someone asked me on Twitter how the repeal of the Human Rights Act in the UK would affect an adequacy decision for UK data transfers. It is simpler to blog about it than try to squeeze the answer into numerous tweets, so here goes... For all this talk about Brexit, many people forget that the … Continue reading Does UK need privacy shield after human rights repeal?

How to get your contracts ready for Brexit

Businesses are having to plan around the Brexit/Trump effect. Do you continue with EU suppliers & customers and maybe have tariffs on your EU business? Do you build up your UK base to avoid tariffs? Will Trump put a trade deal with Britain at the front of the queue or the back? Now is a good … Continue reading How to get your contracts ready for Brexit

Art 50 ruling shows Parliamentary Sovereignty alive and well

I don't want to get bogged down in a for or against argument about Brexit. It's a very divisive issue and I'll leave that to other bloggers. I do want to clarify some points in light of the confused reactions and the lazy journalism following the court ruling yesterday. Apparently none of them bothered to read the … Continue reading Art 50 ruling shows Parliamentary Sovereignty alive and well

GDPR in force 2018. Nothing new there

Big news! The Secretary of State Karen Bradley MP recently confirmed that the UK Government will be opting in to the General Data Protection Regulation (see Q72) and the Information Commissioner has said “I see this as good news for the UK...The ICO is committed to assisting businesses and public bodies to prepare to meet the requirements of the GDPR … Continue reading GDPR in force 2018. Nothing new there

NSA, GCHQ and even Donald Trump are all after your data

As production and usage of data keeps growing globally, it’s worth remembering that the US government wants access to your information and will use warrants, decryption or hacking to get to it. That’s not news and the US government has many tools in its box. Many had already heard of the Uniting and Strengthening America … Continue reading NSA, GCHQ and even Donald Trump are all after your data