Data protection

The Bible Society's Data Breach: What Can We Learn?

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Following a cyber-attack on the British and Foreign Bible Society which led to a data breach by the charity in 2016, the ICO has recently fined the Society £100,000 for failing to take "appropriate technical and organisational steps" to protect its supporters’ personal data. More …

The Data Protection Act 2018, the GDPR and non EU Businesses – Beware the long arm of UK and EU law

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On 25 May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force across the EU. Many businesses and their advisers outside the UK and the EU will be familiar with it. For the GDPR applies not just to businesses established in the EU – where there is a broad concept of an establishment under EU law which extends beyond a subsidiary to include branches and even sales agents of offshore businesses. More …