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The ICO’s Draft Guidance Leaves Unanswered Questions on Processor Obligation to Notify Infringing Instructions

Those of us who have been grappling with how best to approach GDPR compliance in outsourcing and other commercial contracts will be all too familiar with Article 28 of the GDPR, which sets out a number of minimum contract...more

Fireside chat with Elizabeth Denham at Dentons, London

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Elizabeth Denham, the UK Information Commissioner, spoke with Nick Graham, who leads the Dentons Privacy and Cyber Security group, at IAPP KnowledgeNet hosted by Dentons last week. The Fireside Chat was attended by more than...more

ICO Publishes Response to Consultation on European Commission’s Implementing Regulation to the NIS Directive

by Reed Smith on

The Information Commissioner, Ms Elizabeth Denham, has published her comments on the European Commission’s consultation on the draft implementing regulation (“Implementing Regulation”) of the Network and Information Security...more

House of Lords Publishes Briefing on Data Protection Bill

by Reed Smith on

The House of Lords Library, which provides research and information services to Members of the House of Lords, has published a briefing on the Data Protection Bill (“Bill”) which sets out an overview of and reactions to the...more

The Digital Download - Alston & Bird’s Privacy & Data Security Newsletter - October 2017

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An English-Language Primer on Germany’s GDPR Implementation Statute. Expanding on his recent article for Bloomberg BNA, Alston & Bird associate Dan Felz offers a multipart primer on Germany’s new GDPR implementation statute....more

Time to Update Your Privacy Statement for GDPR

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

Although the EU General Data Protection Regulation comes into force in May 2018, European regulators are still producing guidance and member states are still adopting legislation to accommodate national differences. Put...more

ICO Offers Guidance for Contracts under the GDPR

by Morgan Lewis on

Earlier this month, the United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) released an initial draft guide of contracting requirements and liabilities for data controllers and data processors doing business together...more

UK Introduces Draft Data Protection Bill

by Alston & Bird on

A few days ago the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport introduced the Data Protection Bill 2017 (“the Bill”). Once adopted by the legislature, the Bill will replace the Data Protection Act 1998, which is...more

ICO Publishes Draft Guidance on Contracts and Liabilities Under the GDPR

by Reed Smith on

The UK’s Information Commissioner (ICO) has published draft GDPR guidance on contracts and liabilities between controllers and processors. The draft guidance is currently open for consultation,with responses due by 10 October...more

ICO Sets the Record Straight on Data Breach Reporting Under the GDPR

by Reed Smith on

The latest in the series of blogs from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) looks at some of the myths around data breach reporting under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Given the misleading press...more

Have you started auditing your contracts with your service providers that handle EU personal data? UK Information Commissioner’s...

Many companies have started the potentially lengthy process of auditing their service provider contracts to make sure that they comply with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into force on...more

UK Government Publishes Its Position on UK-EU Data Transfers Post-Brexit

by Reed Smith on

The UK Government has published a position paper (“the Paper”), which will form part of a series of papers setting out key issues forming the Government’s vision for their partnership with the EU post-Brexit. The Paper...more

ICO Confirms That Consent is Not the ‘Silver Bullet’ for GDPR Compliance

by Reed Smith on

In her blog last week, the UK Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, tackled the issue of consent under the GDPR. This blog, the second in a series to be published by the ICO, is intended to address some of the myths...more

Consent under the General Data Protection Regulation: what are the alternatives for employers?

by Dechert LLP on

The UK's Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, has launched a series of blogs designed to “bust some of the myths” which she believes have developed around the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Her first...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

A government audit report out yesterday accuses the US Dep’t of Housing and Urban Development of selling more than 100k distressed mortgages over a 7 year period to PE firms and hedge funds without following the proper rules...more

UK Data Protection Authority Publishes International Strategy

by King & Spalding on

The United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) has published its international strategy for 2017-2021, which sets out the UK’s strategy for its relationship with the European Union on data privacy matters...more

DeepMind Deal with NHS Trust Reveals Privacy Concerns

Back in 2015, DeepMind, a Google company, signed a deal with the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust. The deal allowed DeepMind access to 1.6 million patients health information as well as the ability to develop an app called...more

ICO Publishes International Strategy

by Reed Smith on

The Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) has released its International Strategy 2017-2021 (“Strategy”). The Strategy supports its Information Rights Strategic Plan, which we reported on earlier this year. The first...more

Employment News - July 2017

by Hogan Lovells on

You cannot be serious – application for injunction refused - In NIIT Technologies Ltd v Chaturvedi the High Court turned down an application to enforce a non-solicitation of employees covenant, on the basis that there was...more

ICO publishes revised Subject Access Code of Practice incorporating Court of Appeal guidance – dealing with requests from...

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

In the wake of two key judgments from the Court of Appeal, the Information Commissioner’s Office has updated its Subject Access Code of Practice – Dealing with requests from individuals for personal information. The...more

New UK Subject Access Code of Practice

by McGuireWoods LLP on

This month the ICO updated its Subject Access Code of Practice, which gives guidance to data controllers on how to respond to subject access requests from data subjects. The Code itself is not legally binding, but provides...more

Subject Access Requests: ICO Publishes Updated Guidance

by Reed Smith on

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published an updated data subject access code of practice (the Code) to reflect developments following two major Court of Appeal judgments published in early 2017: Dawson-Damer...more

ICO’s Strategic Plan for the ‘New Frontier’ of Data Protection

by Reed Smith on

The ICO recently published its Information Rights Strategic Plan for 2017 – 2021 (the ‘Plan’). Within it, the ICO Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, asserts that we are on the “edge of a new frontier,” and that the data...more

Global Privacy & Cybersecurity Update Vol. 14

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New York Attorney General Announces Record Number of Data Breach Notices in 2016 - On March 21, 2017, the New York Attorney General's Office announced that it received 1,300 reported data breaches in 2016—a 60 percent...more

GDPR Compliance Update: Which Government Authorities Have Issued Official GDPR Guidance?

This post provides an update as to the current status of official GDPR-related guidance. With a little under a year remaining until the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes enforceable, companies...more

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