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Data is a hotly debated and fast-moving topic and, as industry experts, we’re always in the know. Here, we keep you up to date on the latest news and developments, and share our opinions in our blog posts, too.

Article 29 Working Party publishes guidance on GDPR consent

The EU Article 29 Working Party issued guidance on the 28th November 2017 on how to satisfy the requirements of the GDPR in respect of “consent”. The guidance can be downloaded here It is clearly confirmed that consent should be a freely given, informed and explicit affirmative action for a specific purpose and that decision...

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ICO publishes new Data Controller Registration Fee

This week, the Information Commissioners Office have published new guidance on the requirements for “Data Controllers” (businesses determining the processing of personal data) to register with the ICO, and the fees that will be payable. Until the GDPR comes into effect on the 25th May, organisations are legally required to pay the current notification fee...

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DID H.G. WELLS FORESEE OUR 21ST CENTURY WORLD?

To paraphrase the opening lines of Jeff Wayne’s musical version of H. G. Wells’ masterpiece, ‘The War of the Worlds’. . . “No one would have believed, in the early years of the 21st century, that human affairs were being watched, from the timeless worlds of the internet”. “No one could have dreamed we were...

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NEW UK DATA PROTECTION BILL

From 25th May 2018, the new EU General Data Protection Regulations come into force, which introduce new data protection rights for consumers, and this Bill will put into UK law comparable rules that all companies must follow. The government made the commitment to introduce the new Bill in the Queen’s Speech in June, and issued...

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