President Biden’s Executive Order implements EU-US data privacy framework

President Biden recently issued an Executive Order on Enhancing Safeguards for United States Signals Intelligence Activities (the Privacy EO) outlining steps that the US Government is taking to implement the US commitments under the European Union-US Data Privacy Framework (the Privacy Framework) that the US and the European Commission (EC) announced in March 2022 to … Read more

DATA PROTECTION AND DIGITAL INFORMATION BILL: OUR FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Following the UK Government’s publication of its response to the DCMS consultation on the Data Reform Bill last month (see our blog post on this here), the UK Government has published and introduced to Parliament a 192-page draft text which now has a new name: the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill. The new bill … Read more

WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR ABOUT THE NEW TRANS-ATLANTIC DATA PRIVACY FRAMEWORK

Summary Following the European Commission’s (“EC”) announcement of the new Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework (the “Framework”) earlier this year, Lawyer and privacy activist Max Schrems’ organisation, NOYB, recently issued an open letter to EU and US officials arguing that the proposed framework is unlikely to withstand legal challenge and overly resembles its predecessor, the now-defunct … Read more

Fair Use of AI in Financial Services – A new White Paper with UK Finance

Recent years have seen growing scrutiny of the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in financial services and a greater awareness of the potential of these technologies. It is no surprise that questions of AI fairness and bias are increasingly front of mind. Existing law is not keeping up with the rise and speed of new technology. With UK Finance, we have published a white paper, as a contribution to the debate on how to apply ethical principles in practice to the benefit of firms and customers. Our use of practical scenarios has helped refine our understanding of the fair use of AI and the practical challenges of building a high-level ethical framework. Read more

The UK’s International Data Transfer Agreement is laid before Parliament

Following the conclusion of the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO“) 2021 consultation on the UK’s draft international data transfer agreement and accompanying methodology, the Secretary of State laid before Parliament the final version of the transfer documents on 28 January 2022. Collectively, the following documents are intended to be used by organisations transferring personal data outside … Read more

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL DATA PRIVACY DAY: OUR PREDICTIONS FOR 2022

Happy International Data Privacy Day! And what better day than today, to explore what 2022 is likely to have in store for data and privacy? One year on from the introduction of the UK GDPR in a post-Brexit Britain. Two years on from the start of a global pandemic which forced a discussion around the … Read more