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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

Thorntons appoints its first non-legal director for fresh data protection focus

Full service law firm Thorntons has appointed Morgan O’Neill as its new Director of Data Protection Services – the first role of its kind…


Posted on 26th August 2019

ICO issues first significant fines under GDPR

With fresh GDPR fines being issued at unprecedented levels, it’s important for organisations to ensure they aren’t  next in line. Earlier…


Posted on 17th July 2019

Data Breaches – Top Tips for Business

In the year since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force, the number of breaches reported to the Information…


Posted on 25th June 2019

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

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