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Cyber-attacks. What can you do to protect your organisation's personal data?

Almost daily we are seeing cyber-attacks in the news. From nurseries to universities, to SMEs and, to corporate giants like Microsoft –…


Posted on 6th April 2021

Vaccine Data Privacy Concerns in the Workplace

With over a million people in Scotland having received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccination, the rollout is most certainly underway…


Posted on 9th March 2021

What does 2021 hold for Data Protection and Intellectual Property Rights

2020 ended much as it began with many unprecedented events, not least the UK's last-minute trade and cooperation agreement between the EU…


Posted on 26th January 2021

ICO Enforcement Trends in 2020

Although 2020 will undoubtedly become synonymous with a certain c-word that shall not be named, it has also perhaps seen a turning of the…


Posted on 15th December 2020

Data Protection | Practical Guidance to Preparing for Brexit

As we step into 2021, EU GDPR will no longer apply within the UK. From the 1st January 2021, the Data Protection Act 2018 (“DPA”) will…


Posted on 12th November 2020

UK: Information Commissioner's Office Age Appropriate Design Code

The days of parents supervising their children's every digital move are quickly becoming a distant memory. The sole computer which once sat…


Posted on 28th October 2020

Protect Scotland App and Your Privacy.

As Scotland experiences an increase in positive cases of COVID-19, and increased local restrictions, it was timely of the Scottish…


Posted on 11th September 2020

Why Redundancies Could Lead to Increased Subject Access Requests

An unanticipated consequence of the increase in redundancies resulting from the pandemic is that many organisations find themselves in…


Posted on 1st September 2020

Update: EDPB offers guidance on Schrems II Judgement

Following the judgement of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the recent Schrems II case the European Data Protection Board (the…


Posted on 3rd August 2020

Using data to combat COVID-19 in the workplace

Practical, Technical and Legal hints and tips for processing employee health data Morgan O'Neill, Director of Data Protection Services, …


Posted on 30th July 2020

Staying Connected in a Virtual Office.

Following the announcement on the 24th March that the UK was going into ‘lock-down’, most businesses had to flip their operating…


Posted on 28th July 2020

Personal Data Breaches

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have recently released details of personal data breach trends linked to breaches reported…


Posted on 20th July 2020

European Court decision in Schrems II case could create compliance nightmare for EU organisations

Standard Contractual Clauses remain valid but EU-US Privacy Shield struck down On Thursday 16 July, the Court of Justice of the European…


Posted on 17th July 2020

No trace of the UK’s Track and Trace App

Back in May, it was all hands to the wheel to roll out the UK Government’s ‘Track and Trace’ contact tracing phone app to support existing…


Posted on 14th July 2020

Data Protection: How to stay safe while working from home

Practical, Technical and Legal hints and tips for best practice Morgan O'Neill, Director of Data Protection Services, and Phil Telfer, …


Posted on 30th June 2020

How to Approach Data Protection Impact Assessments

DPIAs have been a topic in the news recently with the ICO requesting that NHSX complete a DPIA for its COVID-19 contact tracing app for the…


Posted on 22nd June 2020

Remote working and data protection

Tips to reduce data protection risks when staff working from home As most of us find ourselves working remotely due to the COVID-19…


Posted on 17th April 2020

Morrisons Wins Supreme Court Ruling Over Data Breach

Last week the Supreme Court overturned the judgements of the High Court and the Court of Appeal in a case involving the unauthorised…


Posted on 7th April 2020

Coronavirus: Your Data Protection queries answered

In order to help our clients navigate some of data protection challenges which they may face as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, here are…


Posted on 18th March 2020

Handling Requests for Information from the Police

It is not uncommon for organisations to receive requests from the Police to share personal data held about employees, clients or visitors…


Posted on 2nd March 2020

Exit Day: What Happens Next for Data Protection?

Whether you sit in the pro-Brexit camp or in the Remain camp, Exit Day is here. We must now all accept that the UK will leave the EU at…


Posted on 31st January 2020

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