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Data Protection Month

Data Protection Month

Wednesday 15th November 2017

The upcoming developments in data protection legislation have been a hot topic for some time now and, as the impending date upon which the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force (25 May 2018) looms ever closer, there is still an air of uncertainty around how the changes will affect businesses in practice.

Contrary to popular belief, the GDPR and the UK’s new Data Protection Bill (the “Bill”) do not represent a complete overhaul of the existing UK data protection framework, and many businesses may find that they only need to make minor amendments to their operations in order to comply with the new rules. Nevertheless, with the increased sanctions for non-compliance under the GDPR, it is important for businesses to understand their obligations and review their practices to address any shortfalls in compliance. Whilst the Bill passes through Parliament it is still subject to amendments; however, we consider it unlikely that any provisions will be substantially changed.

Between November and December we are publishing a number of articles on the state of data protection in the UK. Some are available now (please see the links below), and we will continue to update this page until the end of Data Protection Month – so watch this space for further updates!

GDPR vs the Bill

A general summary of the differences between the GDPR and the Bill.

The Bill vs the Act

A detailed overview of the changes that the Bill introduces, compared to the existing rules under the Data Protection Act 1998.

Criminal offences under the Bill

A comprehensive look into the criminal offences introduced (or amended) in the Bill.

European Parliament moves to begin E-Privacy Regulation negotiations

An introduction to the proposed E-Privacy Regulation which, whilst not being restricted to the protection of personal data, ties in closely with the GDPR.

UK website Privacy Notices are far from compliant with GDPR

Danny Greenland reports on the ICO’s findings that many websites’ privacy notices will not pass muster when the GDPR comes into effect.

ICO Announces Changes to Binding Corporate Rules Applications

Danny Greenland reports on changes to Binding Corporate Rules applications.

Morrisons Vicariously Liable for Employee’s Deliberate Payroll Data Protection Breach

A look at the recent decision regarding data protection breaches by employees.

 

Still to come…

Data Subjects’ Rights under the GDPR and the Bill

An investigation into the rights of data subjects under the new regulations, and how this compares with the old framework.

Exemptions under the GDPR

Many businesses rely on exemptions to process personal data without breaching the rules – how are they affected by the new GDPR and the Bill?