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New Standard Contractual Clauses from the European Commission

New Standard Contractual Clauses from the European Commission Author: Lowri Morgan-Macdonald The European Commission recently published new draft standard contractual clauses (SCCs) for the transfer of personal data to countries outside the EEA. The new SCCs are intended to modernise the currently outdated SCCs and to provide more flexibility, for example by allowing the clauses...
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GDPR at the end of the transition period

GDPR at the end of the transition period Author: Lowri Morgan-Macdonald When the transition period comes to an end after 31 December 2020, the ‘EU GDPR’ will no longer apply to the UK. However, the GDPR will be brought into UK law as the ‘UK GDPR’ to sit alongside the current Data Protection Act 2018....
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Updated ICO Guidance on responding to DSARs

Updated ICO Guidance on responding to DSARs Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Rebecca Mahon This month, the Information Commissioner’s Office published updated guidance on dealing with subject access requests. Notably, they have reinstated guidance (which was previously withdrawn) which says that asking an individual to clarify the scope of their request will “stop the clock”...
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Data Protection and Brexit – what steps do you need to take?

Data Protection and Brexit – what steps do you need to take? Key Contact: Rem Noormohamed Author: Lowri Morgan-Macdonald With the end of the transition period (31 December 2020) fast approaching, you should start considering what steps you may need to take to continue to comply with the data protection legislation. What will happen to the GDPR?...
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Does the new cookies guidance take the biscuit?!

Does the new cookies guidance take the biscuit?! Significant changes may be required to the ways that the providers of websites and mobile apps use cookies following the publication by the ICO of guidance on the use of cookies and other similar technologies. The position on the use of cookies and the level of consent...
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No-Deal Brexit and data protection – are you ready?

No-Deal Brexit and data protection – are you ready? Amidst the continued uncertainty and frustration surrounding Brexit, data protection compliance is unlikely to be at the top of your to-do list. However, a no-deal Brexit could have significant implications for how you as a business send, receive and process personal data going forward and you...
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Acuity Law rolls out data compliance venture in Middle East

Acuity Law rolls out data compliance venture in Middle East Commercial law firm Acuity Law has signed a joint venture with a specialist fintech consultancy based in Dubai to roll out its data compliance solution in the MENA region. Launched in May 2018 to coincide with the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)...
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