Simon Elliott

Simon Elliott


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Home Office publishes draft Investigatory Powers Bill

The Home Office has published a draft of the Investigatory Powers Bill, including provisions giving FCA powers to acquire communications data. Communications data is described as being the context but not the content of a...more

11/17/2015 - Data Collection FCA Financial Markets Financial Services Industry Private Communications

ICO upholds FCA FOI disclosure refusal

ICO has upheld the FCA decision to refuse to disclose certain information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI) relating to countries FCA deems to present a high money laundering risk. FCA had been asked to disclose...more

11/13/2015 - Disclosure Requirements Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) FOIA ICO Money Laundering

European Court declares Safe Harbor Invalid

This week the Court of Justice of the European Union made a landmark ruling that the US – EU data sharing scheme known as “Safe Harbor” is invalid. This followed a complaint by Max Schrems (an Austrian citizen and...more

10/14/2015 - Cybersecurity Data Protection Authority Edward Snowden EU Data Protection Laws European Commission European Court of Justice (ECJ) Facebook FTC International Data Transfers Ireland National Security NSA Personal Data Privacy Laws Right to Privacy Safe Harbors Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Schrems: Decision Due Next Week

So much for the dust settling... The CJEU has confirmed that it will be delivering its final judgement on the Schrems decision next Tuesday, 6th October at 9.30am. The decisions will come less than two weeks after...more

9/30/2015 - Advocate General Data Privacy Data Protection Data Security Data Transfers EU European Court of Justice (ECJ) Final Judgment Safe Harbors

Schrems v. Irish Data Protection Commissioner: some further thoughts

As the dust begins to settle after the headline-grabbing Advocate General opinion in the Schrems v. Irish Data Protection Commissioner it may be worth considering some of the other potential implications arising from that...more

9/25/2015 - Compliance Data Protection Data Security Edward Snowden European Commission European Court of Justice (ECJ) Frivolous Lawsuits FTC Personal Data PRISM Program Privacy Concerns Right to Privacy Safe Harbors Surveillance

Europe Under Review : Part 6 Of 8 – International Transfers

This week in our series of “back to privacy basics”, we look at the issue of international transfers of personal data. General Rule - Given the harmonised approach to data protection laws across Europe,...more

5/20/2014 - Data Protection EU International Data Transfers Personally Identifiable Information Proposed Regulation

Europe Under Review : Part 2 Of 8 – Data Collection

As the next in our series of “back to privacy basics”, we look the rules regarding collection and processing of personal data. As we will do throughout this series, we take a look at the current position and what is...more

4/14/2014 - Data Collection Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws

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