Data protection and FOI

A Data Protection Bill - Fit For the Digital Age?

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The Data Protection Bill (the Bill) was placed before the House of Lords on Wednesday (13th September). A copy of the Bill in its current form was published shortly afterwards and can be found... More …

General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679)

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the GDPR will become directly applicable in all EU member states and, despite Brexit negotiations, the UK Government has confirmed that it will be implementing these new rules in full. Designed to be more future-proof than its predecessor. More …

The Queen’s Speech and data protection - Keeping UK Data Protection “world class” and implementing the General Data Protection Regulation

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The Queen’s Speech on 21 June set out the UK Government’s legislative programme included plans for a Data Protection Bill to ensure that the UK retains its “world-class” data protection regime. More …

4th Winchester Conference on Trust, Risk, Information and the Law

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Blake Morgan are delighted to be sponsoring The Centre for Information Rights 4th Winchester Conference on Trust, Risk, Information and the Law. More …

Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation

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From 25 May 2018, all organisations will need to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Whilst the GDPR is EU law and therefore potentially affected by Brexit, the UK Government has confirmed that the UK will be implementing the GDPR. More …

The EU-US Privacy Shield has finally arrived!

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In April, we reported on the status of the EU-US Privacy Shield. Like its predecessor, Safe Harbor, it is designed to be a self-certification mechanism to enable businesses in the US to import data from the European Union in compliance with the EU's data protection rules. More …

Patient data: new Data Protection law on its way

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Organisations in the health and care sector will already be well aware of the importance of data protection. More …

We've voted to leave: what now for information governance?

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The result of the referendum last Thursday will have major implications in many areas of law, and none more so than information governance. More …

Big data and financial services

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Simon Stokes looks at Big data and financial services. Simon presented this paper at The Centre for Information Rights Third Winchester Conference, TrilCon. More …

The EU-US Privacy Shield: Where are we now?

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The issue of transferring personal data from the UK and Europe to the United States has been very much in the news over the past six months. More …