Monthly Archives: December 2016
The Investigatory Powers Act (the “IPA“) was given Royal Assent on 29 November 2016, despite being described by Edward Snowden as “the most extreme surveillance in the history of western democracy”. At its core, the IPA is a consolidation of existing legislation … Continue reading
The UK Digital Minister Matt Hancock has confirmed in a written statement that the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR“) will come into force in the UK in May 2018 despite the UK’s move towards Brexit.
In an arguably predictable data development, the Irish privacy advocacy group, Digital Rights Ireland, has issued proceedings to challenge the EU-US Privacy Shield regime in the European Courts.