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Data Protection Predictions 2019

2018 was a landmark year for data protection and privacy; the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) came into effect on 25 May 2018 and implemented a comprehensive reform of the EU data protection regime. So what could 2019 possibly have in store for … Continue reading

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EDPB finally issues draft guidelines on GDPR extra-territoriality

On 23 November 2018, the European Data Protection Board (the “EDPB“) published its draft guidelines on Article 3 of the GDPR, being the provision that sets out the territorial scope of Europe’s data protection legislation. The guidelines are only in … Continue reading

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Data protection if there’s no Brexit deal

On 13 September 2018, the UK Government published a series of technical notes setting out the implications in various sectors and areas of a ‘no deal’ scenario (i.e. a scenario in which the UK leaves the EU without an agreement), … Continue reading

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Data breaches: new Article 29 Working Party guidance

In anticipation of the GDPR, various guidance has been published by the Article 29 Working Party, the body of national EU data regulators. Of most relevance in the cyber context is the guidance on personal data breach notifications; the Article … Continue reading

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ENISA Guidance: Incident Reporting for Digital Service Providers under Cyber Security Directive and the interplay with GDPR

The new report referenced in the article above, follows comprehensive guidelines (the “Guidelines“) published by ENISA in February 2017 for Member States and the European Commission on how to implement incident notification for “digital service providers” (“DSPs“) across the EU, … Continue reading

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EBA issues new regulatory guidelines on ICT Risk Assessment and report on Payment Services Directive

On 11 May 2017, the European Banking Authority (“EBA“) issued new Guidelines on ICT Risk Assessment by competent authorities or regulators (the “Guidelines“). The Guidelines were produced “in view of the growing importance and increasing complexity of ICT risk within … Continue reading

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EBA publishes guidance on (i) outsourcing to cloud service providers and (ii) ICT Risk Assessment by competent authorities

On 18 May 2017, the European Banking Authority (“EBA“) published its draft recommendations on outsourcing to cloud service providers (the “EBA Recommendations“). Under Article 16 of the Regulation (EU) No 1093/2010, the EBA is required to issue guidelines and recommendations … Continue reading

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Secretary of State for Media, Sport and Culture publishes UK Digital Strategy

On 1 March 2017, the Secretary of State for Media, Sport and Culture published its long-awaited strategy for a post-Brexit digital Britain. The UK Digital Strategy aims to support the growth of the UK digital economy. It builds on the … 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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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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