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PART 4: GDPR : where we are now

Having reviewed the changing role of the processor and controller, post GDPR, we look at some of the other changes and challenges, since May 2018.   Panic over? Remember the GDPR-related emails that kept pinging up in your inbox throughout May 2018...

PART 3: GDPR : where we are now

In the previous articles we examined the changing landscape of processors and controllers under GDPR and then some of the challenges facing processors, post GDPR. We continue our examination of why the introduction of the GDPR has encouraged service...

PART 2: GDPR : where we are now

In the last article we examined the changing landscape of processors and controllers under GDPR. We continue our examination of why the introduction of the GDPR has encouraged service providers to re-brand themselves as controllers.   Processing...

PART 1: GDPR: where we are now

On 25 May 2018 the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) came into force, reshaping the way personal data is handled across every sector, and impacting boardrooms and consumers alike. A few months on, with GDPR now bedded in, some surprising...

IoT security - new governance code

The number of devices in our daily lives that can send and receive data via the internet is growing at a phenomenal rate. The UK government’s estimate is that by 2025 there will be some 22 billion such devices around the world. Burglar alarms,...

Rehearsing for cyber attacks - what does Tesco's fine teach us?

In November 2016 cyber attackers in Brazil used the authentic debit card details of some Tesco Personal Finance PLC customers to perform thousands of transactions in a 48 hour period. Now, in a Final Notice of 1st October 2018, the FCA has fined Tesco...

GDPR - waiting for the flood

When the GDPR entered into force in May 2018 it was expected to unleash a torrent of group litigation as individuals became more aware of  their greater rights as ‘data subjects’ against organisations that process their personal data,...

Facebook could be liable for millions in compensation following ICO report

The announcement by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) that it has fined Facebook the maximum penalty of £500,000 under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) for breaching the DPA by enabling an app to harvest personal data from 87 million...

Surprise Court of Appeal judgment leaves Morrisons vicariously liable for huge data breach

The increase of large-scale civil litigation is one undeniable consequence of the recent changes in data protection law. One of the most significant recent actions has followed the data breach by Morrisons supermarket, where a disgruntled former employee...

GDPR new password and encryption guidance published

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published guidance about passwords and encryption under GDPR. Where passwords are concerned, the guidance gives comprehensive advice on deciding whether password protection is the best option and, if...
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