Scott McGeachy: European Commission publishes draft decisions to allow EU-UK data flows

The European Commission has published two draft “data adequacy” decisions in favour of the UK. If approved, these adequacy decisions will allow personal data to be transferred from the EU to the UK, without the need for organisations to put in place any additional safeguards. As such, these adequacy decisions will enable data flows to continue as normal between the EU and the UK, even after the end of the post-Brexit transition period, writes Scott McGeachy.

Published 22 February 2021

Paul Motion: Now is the time to outsource a really good data protection officer

The data protection landscape for businesses and public authorities changed beyond recognition on 25 May 2018 when the GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 came into force. It seems remarkable that nearly two and a half years has passed. At the time, no-one could have predicted that for the majority of UK businesses, working from home with customer and client data would become the norm, writes Paul Motion.

Published 18 November 2020

Ad tech: Major companies sued over alleged GDPR breaches

Two technology companies are being sued over claims that users' personal data is being obtained using cookies and traded unlawfully for advertising purposes.

Published 14 August 2020

Alan Delaney: ICO to take pragmatic approach to enforcement during COVID-19

Alan Delaney looks at the approach taken by the ICO during the COVID-19 crisis.

Published 13 August 2020

Lawyers express mixed views over privacy of NHSX contact tracing app

Lawyers have expressed mixed views over the safety of the UK government's new coronavirus contact tracing app.

Published 6 May 2020

Data regulators impose £97m in GDPR fines across Europe

European organisations have been fined €114 million (£97m) under the GDPR regime, DLA Piper has found.

Published 20 January 2020

Jonathan Tait: FaceApp – fun on the face of it…

Jonathan Tait discusses the concerning details of a popular new app.

Published 25 July 2019

ICO proposes to fine Marriott over £99 million for GDPR breach

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has issued a notice of its intention to fine Marriott International £99.2 million for infringements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Published 10 July 2019

Complaint against UK over GDPR immigration exemption filed with European Commission

A formal complaint has been filed with the European Commission against the UK for allegedly flouting the EU’s regulation on data protection (GDPR) by including a broad immigration control exemption in its new Data Protection Act. 

Published 2 July 2019

Stuart Davey: GDPR data breach notifications in UK among highest in EU

Organisations operating in the UK are reporting data breaches in greater number than in many other parts of the EU and reported incidents have risen dramatically since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), writes Stuart Davey.

Published 14 June 2019

Martin Sloan: GDPR – Top five to-dos 12 months in

The General Data Protection Regulation came into force on 25 May 2018. As GDPR approaches its first birthday, what should be on your to-do list? Martin Sloan shares his top five actions that will help to ensure you remain GDPR compliant.

Published 23 May 2019

Privacy campaigner Max Schrems takes on streaming services over GDPR ‘violations’

Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems has lodged complaints against eight online streaming services in relation to alleged "structural violations" of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Published 22 January 2019