April 14, 2020
MA

Buying or selling a business? Four data protection questions to ask in M&A activity

Personal data is one of a company’s most valuable assets. Understanding and realising its value is an important factor in buying and selling a business. When […]
March 20, 2020
tech

Understanding AdTech and the Privacy Concerns

Introduction  Amongst other things, Simon McDougall, the ICO’s Executive Director of Technology and Innovation wrote the following in his recent ICO blog posted on January 17th, […]
January 20, 2020
COOKIE

Cookie Consent – The DPO Centre Guidance

Background   The C-673/17 ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) clarified the way in which consent for cookies (and data packets and […]
January 6, 2020
NIST

NIST Draft Privacy Framework

On the 6th September 2019, the USA’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published a preliminary draft of its new privacy framework entitled ‘Privacy Framework: […]
December 24, 2019
NIS

NIS Regulations and the need for representation

The NIS Directive is an EU Directive that was enacted into UK law as The Network and Information Systems Regulations 2018 (NIS Regulation). The NIS focusses […]
October 4, 2019
What does a hard Brexit mean for UK companies

What does a hard Brexit mean for UK companies?

Background Due to recent political developments, the likelihood of the UK leaving the EU without a deal is a real possibility. Therefore, in preparation, The DPO […]
October 4, 2019
Rob Masson discusses the DPO’s changing role in a recent Podcast. Data protection officers are assuming a more strategic role that goes beyond ensuring compliance with […]
July 11, 2019
BA - A wake up call from the ICO with text

BA – A wake up call from the ICO

At £183.4m (US$228m) or 1.5% of BA’s worldwide revenue in 2017, this fine by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) sets a new precedent in the […]
June 5, 2019
Recognise Data Breaches

How to Recognise Data Breaches – Reportable vs Recordable

We are often asked by clients how to determine whether a breach is reportable to the supervisory authority and/or a data subject or if it should […]
May 29, 2019
DSAR - 5 essential steps

Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs) – 5 Essential Steps

Our December 2018 blog post entitled “Data Subject Access Request = 4 words to fear?”, explained the need for a robust and efficient process for responding […]
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