Category Archives: Data protection

Government Reforms (4): BREXIT – the final chapter?

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1. Home office employers toolkit The Home Office has published an employer toolkit (available here) which provides information for employers to be able to support EU citizens and their families when applying to the EU settlement scheme during the public test phase. The toolkit includes a leaflet, poster and briefing pack in order to ensure…
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Government reforms (3): BREXIT – The final chapter?

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1. POST-BREXIT IMMIGRATION POLICY The Home Office has published the White Paper on its post-Brexit immigration policy, available here.  The White Paper sets out the proposed immigration regime that would apply from 1 January 2021, whether the UK leaves the EU with a deal or no deal. The starting point is that EU free movement…
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Government Reforms (2): ICO fees – enforcement action

What do we already know? All organisations that process personal data must pay a fee to the UK’s data protection regulator, the Information Commissioner (ICO) unless they are exempt under new UK data protection regulations. The ICO has produced a fee calculator tool (available here) and guidance on the data protection fee, available here. Organisations…
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Government reforms (2): Data protection – GDPR guidance

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What do we already know? We have been regularly updating you about the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which was introduced on 25 May 2018 and replaces the EU Data Protection Directive and the Data Protection Act 1998. For further detail see our updates here. What’s new? Just when you thought it was all over(!)…
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Government reforms (1): Data protection – GDPR guidance

data protection
What do we already know? We have been regularly updating you about the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which was introduced on 25 May 2018 and replaces the EU Data Protection Directive and the Data Protection Act 1998. For further detail see our updates here. What’s new? Just in case you’re still finalising your…
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Government reforms (2): Data protection – GDPR guidance

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What do we already know? The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be with us very soon, on 25 May 2018.   We have been regularly updating you about this and for further detail see our updates here. What’s new? 1. ICO GDPR guidance for micro-businesses On 12 March 2018, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) launched an…
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Government reforms (2): Data protection – GDPR guidance

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What do we already know? We have been regularly updating you about the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which on 25 May 2018 will replace the current EU Data Protection Directive and the Data Protection Act 1998. For further detail see our updates here. What’s new? 1. Data Protection Bill The Information Commissioner’s Office…
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Government reforms (3): Data protection – GDPR guidance

data protection
What do we already know? We have been regularly updating you about the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which on 25 May 2018 will replace the current EU Data Protection Directive and the Data Protection Act 1998. For further detail see our updates here and summary of the new law above at New Year,…
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Government reforms (1): Data protection – GDPR guidance

data protection
What do we already know? We have been regularly updating you about the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which on 25 May 2018 will replace the current EU Data Protection Directive and the Data Protection Act 1998. For further detail see our updates here. What’s new? 1. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published…
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Case update (1): Data protection – Who’s liable for breach?

Summary:  Can an employer be vicariously liable (i.e. responsible) for the criminal actions of a rogue employee in breach of the Data Protection Act? Yes, says the High Court, in Various Claimants v Wm Morrisons Supermarkets plc available here. Facts:  The employee, Andrew Skelton, was a Senior IT Auditor at the employer, Morrisons. In 2013,…
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