January 6, 2020

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 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?

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

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

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

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 […]
May 22, 2019

GDPR – One Year On – 6 Key Lessons for Schools?

This time last year, we were all so very concerned about May 25th and the advent of the GDPR. How was it going to change things? […]
December 17, 2018

What are the six lawful bases and when do they apply?

Article 6 of the GDPR sets out six ‘lawful bases’ for processing personal data.  At least one of these must apply in order for data to […]
December 12, 2018

What exactly is ‘personal data’?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been introduced in the EU with the aim of improving the protection of personal data. Understanding whether an organisation […]
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