The 13th annual Data Protection Day is on 28th January 2019 - could this be an unlucky year for businesses who fail to comply with data protection legislation? The Background Data Protection Day commenced in 2006, and was introduced by the Council of Europe. It celebrates the anniversary of the Council's data protection convention, Convention [...]
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What is the Current Position and How Do You Prepare Your Business for the Changes? What steps should you be considering? With Teresa May’s Brexit Deal being rejected on 15th January 2019 by the House of Commons (by an unprecedented majority of 432 to 202), nobody can predict what will happen regarding Brexit. But whether [...]
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A lot of business people ask us why Europe has added yet more red tape, by introducing new complicated rules and regulations regarding data protection compliance. It is a commonly held misconception that protecting personal information is a new requirement, introduced in an increasingly technological words - nothing could be further from the truth. In [...]
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On 22nd October 2018 the Court of Appeal delivered its judgement in the case of WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC v Various Claimants. This was an appeal by Morrisons against the decision of Mr Justice Langstaff sitting at the High Court who held that Morrisons were vicariously liable for the criminal actions of their disgruntled employee, [...]
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Are you aware that data protection compliance also applies when you write emails on behalf of organisations which are subject to data protection law? Did you know that by using the “cc” function you may be sharing personal data, namely email addresses, with third parties and thereby breaching data protection law? Everyone needs to take [...]
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The internet today is a repository of information with nearly 2 billion websites and counting. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) aims to strengthen individual’s rights regarding the collection, use and storage of their personal data. The focus is on making the information flow more transparent for the data subject. All organisations who process personal [...]
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Organisations frequently need to transfer personal data to third parties. Examples of these types  of relationships might be those which you have with your accountant, web host and marketing company. Under the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’), the body who determines the purposes and means of processing is the ‘data controller’ and the body who [...]
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Does your organisation hold information regarding employees? If so, are you familiar with the current statutory requirements regarding data retention in relation to your employees? Employers will ordinarily hold a substantial amount of information about their employees, including sensitive data, such as information regarding physical or mental health conditions, criminal convictions, disabilities, racial origin and [...]
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