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UK is a 3rd country for data transfers from 30 March 2019

10/01/2018 by:

In a notice issued yesterday, the EU Commission makes clear that ‘in view of the considerable uncertainties, in particular concerning the content of a possible withdrawal agreement, all stakeholders processing personal data are reminded of legal...

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ICO issues draft GDPR guidance on children’s data

21/12/2017 by:

The ICO has today issued draft guidance on the protection of children’s data under the GDPR. The new regime requires some changes as parental consent is required for the use of information society services unless they are about offering counsellin...

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UK public sector will be able to rely on legitimate interest ground in some circumstances

19/12/2017 by:

The GDPR does not allow public authorities to use legitimate interests as a legal basis for processing personal data. However, an amendment to the Data Protection Bill, adopted by the House of Lords on 11 December, will diverge from the GDPR by...

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Campaign for Freedom of Information: FOI Act operates too slowly to contribute to the Brexit debate

12/12/2017 by:

The Campaign’s director, Maurice Frankel, has submitted a witness statement to the High Court supporting an attempt to use the common law and Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) instead of the FOIA to obtain government...

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EU DPAs: Legal action to come unless Privacy Shield improved by 25 May 2018

06/12/2017 by:

The EU Data Protection Authorities say that they have, despite improvements to the Privacy Shield framework, identified a number of significant concerns that need to be addressed both by the EU Commission and the US authorities. The DPAs, together...

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