Monthly Archives: December 2016

Big Data Regulation: Coming soon to a business like yours?

The Financial Times recently referred to Big Data as “a vague term for a massive phenomenon that has rapidly become an obsession with entrepreneurs, scientists, governments and the media“. And it does seem to appear from the headlines that there … Continue reading

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Return of the Snooper: Investigatory Powers Act given Royal Assent

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

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Full Steam Ahead: GDPR confirmed to apply in the UK despite Brexit

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.

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Shielded from Attack? Legal challenges to the EU-US Privacy Shield launched

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.

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