Consent is one of the six lawful bases for processing personal data under the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’). There is a high standard required for obtaining, and retaining, consent under GDPR. In this blog we will explain these complex requirements, so that you know whether you are processing personal data lawfully, when relying on [...]
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Let’s start with the basics: what is a cookie? Well, we are not talking about biscuits in this blog, but rather an HTTP cookie. Wikipedia defines them as ‘a simple computer file made of text. The information stored in cookies can be used to personalise the experience when using a website. A website can use [...]
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We recently had the pleasure of reading Nadine Martin's article in the Journal of The Law Society of Scotland's March 2019 edition, 'Parentage or Privacy?' In it, Martin reviewed the recent case of Misfud v Malta (2019), which was decided by the European Court of Human Rights ('ECtHR'). The case establishes that, provided that there [...]
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The Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulation 2003 ('PECR') has been amended several times since its introduction (namely in 2004, 2011, 2015, 2016 and more recently at the end of 2018). The most recent changes should be worthy of note to all organisations using electronic marketing or cookies on their websites. PECR regulates organisations which provide [...]
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Surveillance cameras are part of everyday life and we are frequently being monitored by the usage of cameras, from driving to work, in the coffee shop when we are purchasing a caffeine boost, to the office, shops and schools. There are obviously many advantages of surveillance cameras, from health and safety reasons to the detection [...]
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The debate about the continued ability of the UK to trade with the EEA post Brexit has raised few concerns to date regarding how personal data will be transferred between the UK and the EEA. Once Brexit takes place, the UK will become a third country for the purposes of the processing of personal data. [...]
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Having read Shoshana Zuboff’s new book, ‘The Age of Surveillance Capitalism’, we wanted to share with you some of the key themes of the book, as they impact upon all of us as individuals, but also as citizens of the world. The question posed in this blog is ‘who do you want to determine your [...]
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As we were celebrating Data Protection Day on 28 January 2019 by raising awareness of data protection and data subjects' rights within the local community, in an event aimed at both business owners and individuals, we were surprised to receive a startling comment from one visitor claiming "There is no such thing as data protection." [...]
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What will Happen Regarding Data Transfers with the US? Whilst many business are thinking about what will happen regarding Brexit and the continued lawful transfer of personal data with Europe, consideration also needs to be given as to how the UK will ensure that transfers of personal data can continue with the United States of [...]
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