Aug 7th 2017

Data Protection Bill: The wheels set in motion for GDPR implementation

This morning the UK Government announced further details of their plans to implement the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) into UK law. Initially proposed in the Queen’s Speech, today’s ‘statement of intent’ which committed to introducing a new Data Protection Bill outlined some additional details on the right to erasure and the citizens’ general […]

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Jun 21st 2017

Privacy, security, data protection and civil liberties in the Queen’s Speech

This morning the Queen outlined the Government’s plans for the next two years. The full text is available online here. A number of proposals relevant to privacy, security, data protection and the freedom of the internet were included. These fall under a number of headings. Digital Charter Data Protection Countering Extremism Counter Terrorism Arguably all […]

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May 25th 2017

1 year countdown to GDPR begins today

A year today the UK’s Data Protection Act will cease to be. On May 25th 2018 the biggest change to our data protection law in 20 years will kick in.  The General Data Protection Regulation, better known by its acronym GDPR will be its replacement. The GDPR will expand and extend the current data protection requirements for anyone processing personal data […]

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Mar 21st 2017

Lords Committee recommend greater privacy safeguards for children

In a wide ranging report on the online experience of young people the House of Lords’ Communications Committee has raised concern about the privacy of children. Alongside other proposals, the report puts forward a number of common-sense recommendations about how the data of young people can be protected online. The Committee calls on organisations that […]

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Jan 5th 2017

More Good Ideas about Protecting Personal Data Online

Growing Up Digital, a new report by the Children’s Commissioner for England, considers the issues young people face online and how to tackle them via a number of great recommendations. The key point picked up by the press is the need to simplify the hugely complex terms and conditions policies which children have to sign-up […]

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