Digital Minister Matt Hancock has confirmed the UK government will introduce a new data protection law. "It will provide everyone with the confidence that their data will be managed securely and safely blah blah." The statement of intent (PDF) then lists the changes under GDPR. What many don't understand - or care about - is that GDPR is … Continue reading UK introduces new Data Protection Bill, because, you know, GDPR
I've heard and read this a lot recently: "GDPR will kill our business." In the same way that health & safety legislation killed manufacturing when that was first introduced? Or anti-discrimination laws killed off the service sector? Or the Highway Code and speeding laws killed off motor transport? This is, of course, typical knee-jerk reactionism. Nobody … Continue reading GDPR will kill our business
GDPR becomes enforceable on 25 May 2018 and, since Brexit will happen after that, UK businesses will have to comply. What do you need to know? Hefty fines It's already gained much coverage. The largest fines - the higher of 4% of annual global turnover or €20m - will be for breaches of the fundamental obligations, … Continue reading Are you ready for GDPR?
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
The people have voted by a slim margin to leave the EU. The leaving process is likely to take at least two years before Brexit is finalised. Even if there is a second referendum that halts the exit process, there will be short term uncertainty with fluctuating exchange rates and stock market swings. How should you … Continue reading How Brexit affects your trading relationships
Two working parties, ministers galore... but data transfer law remains in limbo The revelations by rogue NSA sysadmin Edward Snowden in 2013 caused indignant EU politicians to open a dialogue with the US government to update the data transfer regime to safeguard personal data. The Privacy Shield is the culmination of those discussions. The US's hands-off approach … Continue reading Privacy Shield not ready yet
The Brexit debate continues and, with the Leave and Remain camps neck and neck, it looks likely that the undecided few will carry the result. It seems that we can expect more headline-grabbing soundbites until the vote on June 23. The polarised nature of this debate is throwing up some interesting oddities, so you might … Continue reading Brexit = Legal Armageddon?