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Guidance for Data Breach Victims

What should you do if your personal data is compromised? GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 impose rigorous data protection standards…


Posted on 23rd May 2019

Preparing for FOISA: Registered Social Landlords

Scotland’s registered social landlords (RSLs) will be subject to the requirements of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA…


Posted on 5th April 2019

GDPR: Key cases so far

Google fined by national French data protection regulator On 21 January, Google LLC (Google’s French arm) was fined €50million by the…


Posted on 7th February 2019

ICO Guidance Published on Encryption and Selecting Processors

ICO publishes guidance on encryption and passwords On 1 November, the ICO published guidance for organisations specifically on the use of…


Posted on 7th February 2019

Right to be forgotten questioned in EU Courts

Officially referred to as the “right of erasure” under Article 17 of the GDPR, what is now commonly referred to as the “right to be…


Posted on 7th February 2019

How will Brexit impact Data Protection Law?

Brexit is in the headlines constantly, and there is endless media coverage on the “deal”, whether we will get a deal, “no deal” and the…


Posted on 7th February 2019

Direct Marketing and e-Privacy Regulations

As has been well documented, there are proposals to replace the current Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (PECR) with…


Posted on 7th February 2019

No Deal Brexit: How will this impact organisation’s processing of personal data?

Following last nights historic defeat of Theresa May’s Brexit deal, a ‘no deal Brexit’ is now a very real prospect for the UK.  What does…


Posted on 16th January 2019

Managing risk in a post GDPR environment

Public authorities and businesses can gain practical guidance on managing data protection risk in light of the GDPR and Data Protection Act…


Posted on 15th October 2018

GDPR Three months on.

It has been little under 3 months since ‘GDPR Day’.  The media hype has certainly quietened down and with it the barrage of ‘re-subscribe’…


Posted on 20th August 2018

GDPR is here.

After a great deal of preparation, today on 25 May 2018, the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force across the…


Posted on 25th May 2018

Fees due by Data Controllers under the General Data Protection Regulation

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, all data controllers are required to register with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and…


Posted on 26th February 2018

GDPR, marketing and the problem with consent

Regardless of Brexit, the UK government has confirmed that UK law will continue to mirror EU law in this area therefore GDPR is, and will…


Posted on 15th February 2018

Time running out before new data protection legislation comes into force

Thorntons ensures organisations are informed at free seminar in Dundee Businesses and public sector organisations have been warned that…


Posted on 17th May 2017

Taking the Security of Data Seriously

Last month saw the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) take enforcement action against two separate parties who failed to meet their…


Posted on 12th April 2017

General Data Protection Regulation - What does it mean for public authorities and public bodies?

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is set to significantly revamp current data protection laws; due to take effect in all…


Posted on 13th January 2017

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