UK introduces new Data Protection Bill, because, you know, GDPR

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

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GDPR: Episode 3

The General Data Protection Regulation is the big topic at the moment. In episode 1 of Technology & the Law we looked at GDPR in relation to data location. In episode 3 we looked more broadly at GDPR issues. There is no magic wand which a consultant can wave to make you GDPR compliant: you … Continue reading GDPR: Episode 3

GDPR & data location: Episode 1

Technology & the Law episode 1: GDPR and data location

Did you catch episode 1 of Technology & the Law? We covered GDPR and data location and on the panel there was: - Me (Frank Jennings, Wallace LLP) - Sue MacLure, PSONA - Chris Bridgland, Veritas - Rick Powles, Druva - John Easton, IBM If you didn't see it live, watch the recording here. And don’t … Continue reading GDPR & data location: Episode 1

Data fines in Jan 2017

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The ICO has had a busy start to 2017 issuing a number of fines for data breaches. £40,000 fine for IT Protect for making nuisance calls trying to sell call-blocking devices to people who had registered to opt out of nuisance calls £50,000 fine for LAD Media for instigating the sending of 400,000 spam texts about debt without … Continue reading Data fines in Jan 2017

You’ve been hacked. What are you liable for?

'It won't happen to me...' but best be prepared Hacking is big news and we’re all susceptible. In the UK, hackers could face jail time under the Computer Misuse Act, but the question on many businesses’ minds will be where the liability lies if they are hacked. The list of successful mega breaches continues to … Continue reading You’ve been hacked. What are you liable for?

Can I take my client list with me?

You spend months or years building up a client list for your employer. You nurture the relationship and build up personal ties with the client. When you leave the employer, naturally the client goes with you. And so does the client list, via a USB stick or Dropbox or your webmail account. If you don’t … Continue reading Can I take my client list with me?

Data law agreed for 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation is nearing its last stages. The Council of Ministers, the EU Commission and the Parliament have agreed the final text. There are a few more admin hurdles to jump - such as the Council and the Parliament's formal adoption of the text, possibly in March or April 2016, the translation into the EU's 24 … Continue reading Data law agreed for 2018