NEWS: MARCH 2018

  The U.K. government has begun an inquiry into so-called ‘cryptocurrencies’, that is, digital currencies and their associated distributed ledger technology. The Treasure Committee will investigate both the risks and opportunities. For more details click here.   Two ‘Right to be Forgotten’ trials have been brought before the High Court this month. NT1 v Google […]

NEWS: FEBRUARY 2018

The Article 29 Working Party has released guidelines on a number of GDPR issues: automated individual decision-making and profiling, transparency, and revised guidelines on personal data breach notification. To access the guidelines, click here. The U.K. says it will require social media firms to provide annual transparency reports in order to combat extremist and abusive […]

The GDPR and Fines

The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party recently issued guidelines on fines for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’). Article 83(1) of the GDPR states that supervisory authorities should identify corrective measures that are “effective, proportionate and dissuasive”. Article 83(2) is the starting point for assessing a case for the purpose of […]

NEWS: DECEMBER 2017

The High Court ruled that Morrisons was vicariously liable for a leak of its employees’ data in 2015. An employee had used his position to steal and publish confidential information about his colleagues. This is the first class action involving a personal data breach in the U.K. To access the judgment, click here. A class […]

The GDPR and Personal Data Breach Reporting

The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (‘A29WP’) recently issued guidelines on personal data breach reporting under the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’). The GDPR obliges data controllers to report personal data breaches to data protection authorities within 72 hours unless the breach is ‘unlikely to result in a risk to the rights and freedoms’ […]

NEWS: OCTOBER 2017

The EU Commission published its first annual of the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework. To access the report, click here. Ms Justice Caroline Costello, a judge in Ireland’s High Court, has referred a challenge to Facebook brought by Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems, to the Court of Justice of the EU. Schrems is challenging the adequacy […]