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Responding to Data Protection Claims - The Turning of the Tide?

Thursday, 12 May 2022

Has the tide now turned for data protection litigation? We consider the changing position and the reasons for it - which will hopefully provide all businesses with some comfort and pause for thought when responding to claims.

Responding to Data Protection Claims - The Turning of the Tide?

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Information Law

Data Protection - What's New and Upcoming? May 2022 Roundup

Thursday, 12 May 2022

Over recent years the public has become more aware of data protection rights. However, a number of recent cases indicate that the courts are taking a pragmatic approach.

Data Protection - What's New and Upcoming? May 2022 Roundup

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Information Law

Breach Reporting - A Reminder

Thursday, 12 May 2022

We are seeing more organisations contact us because they are concerned that they have suffered a data breach. Here is a breakdown of how you can avoid a similar outcome.

Breach Reporting - a Reminder

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Information Law Recruitment

How to Avoid a Fine for Data Breach - Sometimes Even Lawyers Get it Wrong

Friday, 25 March 2022

The ICO issued criminal lawyers, Tuckers Solicitors, a £98,000 fine for failing to securely process their clients' personal data against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage.

How to Avoid a Fine for Data Breach - Sometimes Even Lawyers Get it Wrong

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Information Law Recruitment

Tempcover Ltd Fined - The Unintended Cost of Marketing

Friday, 25 March 2022

Between November 2019 and May 2020, 13 complaints were made against Tempcover for spam messages they 'did not consent to'. 12 were made via Mobile UK and one directly to the ICO.

Tempcover Ltd Fined - The Unintended Cost of Marketing

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Information Law Recruitment

Is Your Recruitment Agency Protected Against Human Error?

Tuesday, 22 March 2022

Recruitment agencies must ensure that they put in place technical and organisational measures to safeguard personal data.

Is Your Recruitment Agency Protected Against Human Error?

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Information Law

Data Protection - What's New and Upcoming?

Tuesday, 22 February 2022

Over recent years the public has become more aware of data protection rights, and we have seen increased claims for damages. However, two recent cases indicate that, despite the rise in data breach claims, the courts will take a pragmatic approach.

Data Protection - What's New and Upcoming?

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Higher Education Information Law

Online Safety Bill Makes Its Journey Through to Parliament

Tuesday, 22 February 2022

The use of social media networks and video sharing platforms has exploded over the last decade, resulting in the introduction by the UK Government of the revolutionary Online Safety Bill (OSB).

Online Safety Bill Makes Its Journey Through to Parliament

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Higher Education Information Law

Data Protection - What's New and Upcoming? February 2022 Roundup

Tuesday, 22 February 2022

Over recent years the public has become more aware of data protection rights, and we have seen increased claims for damages. However, two recent cases indicate that, despite the rise in data breach claims, the courts will take a pragmatic approach.

Data Protection - What's New and Upcoming? February 2022 Roundup

Articles & Blogs Information Law

The Risks of Using Non-Corporate Email Accounts for Work

Tuesday, 21 December 2021

You may have seen it reported in the press that some politicians have been using private communication channels for work.

The Risks of Using Non-Corporate Email Accounts for Work

Articles & Blogs Information Law

Data Protection Traps - Know Your Processors

Tuesday, 21 December 2021

One key area of risk for any organisation lies with their data processors - but the risk usually only materialises when it's too late to mitigate it.

Data Protection Traps - Know Your Processors

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UK GDPR – Five Current Issues Business Leaders Should Be Aware Of

Tuesday, 12 October 2021

We’ve been living with the requirements of the UK General Data Protection Regulation for over three years. Vicki Bowles, a partner and barrister at national law firm VWV, looks at five issues for business now that we’re operating with the UK regime.

UK GDPR – Five Current Issues Business Leaders Should Be Aware Of

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Information Law

The Future of Data Protection?

Friday, 08 October 2021

As businesses adapt and change to new ways of working and new technologies become more widely available, it is inevitable that data protection law will have to keep up.

Charity Fined by ICO for Not Implementing Proper Security Measures

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Charity Fined by ICO for Not Implementing Proper Security Measures

Monday, 06 September 2021

In July 2021, registered charity Mermaids was fined £25,000 by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) for failing to implement an appropriate level of organisational and technical security to one of its internal email systems.

Charity Fined by ICO for Not Implementing Proper Security Measures

Articles & Blogs Information Law

Are We Really Looking at a Cookie-Less Future?

Monday, 26 July 2021

Those in marketing will likely already be aware of the planned changes or 'privacy pivots' planned by Google and already implemented by Apple.

Are We Really Looking at a Cookie-Less Future?