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Government introduces Data Protection Bill in House of Lords

14/09/2017 by:

The Data Protection Bill was introduced into the House of Lords on 13 September 2017. It will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 and implement the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Bill differs from the GDPR in that it covers, in...

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ICO issues GDPR draft guidance on contracts and liabilities

13/09/2017 by:

The document, published today, and currently open for consultation, explains contracts and liabilities between controllers and processors under the GDPR. The ICO says that contracts must state details of the processing, such as the nature and...

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Government consults on implementation of cyber security directive

30/08/2017 by:

The government is seeking views on implementation of the EU Network and Information Systems (NIS) Directive. The government says it supports the aims of the Directive and sets out in this consultation the proposed implementation approach in the UK...

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UK government seeks interim solution to international data flows

24/08/2017 by:

The exchange and protection of personal data , the UK government’s paper, published today, suggests that it is important to agree now a UK-EU model for international data transfers in order to avoid any disruption to business in the future. The...

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ICO: The GDPR regime will not mean changes in its appetite for fining

09/08/2017 by:

The government’s statement of intent on Monday this week to legislate in GDPR-style also confirmed GDPR-level fines, but the Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, says that maximum fines will not become the norm. Writing in a blog today,...

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