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 such as the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (“DRIPA“), the Regulation of Investigatory Powers … Read more

Save the data: EU General Data Protection Regulation to apply from 25 May 2018

The EU General Data Protection Regulation has finally been approved and published in the Official Journal. The countdown to its application date of 25 May 2018 has therefore begun. The European Commission published its first draft of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR“) in January 2012, a comprehensive reform of current the existing … Read more