Brexit and GDPR – ICO Fines and Data Breaches

November 27, 2018
GDPR

And so we hear about more data protection breaches… the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) doesn’t seem to be relaxing the reins on GDPR enforcement anytime soon! Alongside the various big brands who have recently been in the headlines for their various data protection slip-ups, Brexit and its accompanying campaigns continue to loom large in th...

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Amazon Hit with Major Data Breach

November 23, 2018
Cyber Week LawBite

It has been widely reported this week that Amazon has suffered a major data breach which resulted in customer data including names and email addresses being disclosed on its website, right before the critical trading period around Black Friday. It is thought that a technical issue was ...

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Cyber Week | A Reminder of Advertising Do’s and Don’ts

November 13, 2018
CyberWeek Advertising Do's and Don'ts

As we approach the run-up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, businesses will likely be in the final stages of preparing their advertising and marketing campaigns. Last year on Black Friday in the UK, a whopping £1.4 billion was spent on online sales. For businesses to make the most out of this high-profile, busy sales period and retail event of the calendar year, �...

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GDPR Compliance | How to Handle Your Customers’ Data

October 25, 2018
GDPR advice

BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY are the biggest retail opportunities of the year for UK businesses. This year is the first time when businesses need to consider the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR) in their preparation for Cyber Week. We will be running a free GDPR Update Webinar on 2 November at 12:30 pm that you are invited to attend by registering ...

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GDPR And Digital Marketing | Cyber Week 2018

October 11, 2018
cyber week

CYBER WEEK – Black Friday through to Cyber Monday around Thanksgiving in the US, and increasingly the days either side of these dates, is becoming by far the most lucrative online trading period of the year. LawBriefs lawyer, Barbara Jamieson, recently wrote on our blog about some of the key legal aspects for making your busines...

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GDPR Compliance For Cyber Week Success

October 4, 2018
cyber

In the next few weeks, businesses will be preparing for Cyber Week (otherwise known as ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Cyber Monday’). If businesses want to make the most out of the most important retail event of the calendar year, it is imperative that they are aware of the legal restrictions around certain forms of marketing, and the legal implications of certain promotional activities that you may hav...

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Brexit Latest | No Deal Impact Papers

September 25, 2018
brexit latest

As we move closer to the Brexit deadline, we are starting to hear more and more about the ‘No Deal’ scenario. But what does this really mean for UK and EU businesses? There have now been a further two rounds of Brexit No Deal impact papers for businesses released by the UK Government since the first one which centred on the ...

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5 Tips for Reviewing Client Contracts

September 21, 2018
contract planning

With the summer period over, it’s time to take out the winter woollies, make yourself a hot chocolate and give yourself and your contracts some much needed TLC before the festive season kicks in. Q4 is a great opportunity to review your contracts and get them in great shape to take your business into 2019. With a 2 Part Blog Series, Lawbrief Jennifer Cowan shall discuss all you need to know about client contracts t...

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The Cookies Law, ePrivacy and Your Business Activities

September 18, 2018
ePrivacy

For those of you who are still getting to grips with the complicated rules of GDPR, we’ve got some bad news… the new ePrivacy Regulation is due to come into force during 2019, and is part two of the reform of the EU data protection framework. These 2 new regulations combined really means that businesses must get their data protection practices in order across the board and achieve full compliance as soo...

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Q4 Planning – Key Considerations for Your Business Contracts

September 13, 2018
Q4 planning

As the kids (and us!) head back to school after the summer, it seems an appropriate time for businesses to run a ‘health check’ of key matters to ensure everything is in place before diving into autumn and a busy Q4. Contracts are one of the key elements of any successful business whether for clients or on the supplier side and for maximum peace of mind professional business legal advice is essential fo...

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How is the ICO Handling GDPR Data Breaches?

August 3, 2018
Euro GDPR

And so, another high-profile data breach hits the headlines. The Dixons data breach In June this year, it was announced that Dixons Carphone (owners of Currys, PC World, Carphone Warehouse and Dixons) had suffered a data breach affecting 1.2 million individuals when their processing systems were infiltrated by hackers. The breach occur...

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GDPR | How Enforcement is Starting to Take Place

July 19, 2018
Euro GDPR

The first hints of a new, tougher approach towards tackling bad practice in handing personal data are now starting to hit the headlines.  In the past few weeks, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has made public statements as to its intentions under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This is not something to be taken lightly. Although the excitement of GDPR and a new era of...

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The US Answer to GDPR, California Dream or a Data Protection Nightmare?

July 13, 2018
US gdpr

It seems that all we have heard about for the past year is GDPR, and it’s not over yet. Just this week we’ve heard how the UK data watchdog intends to fine Facebook the maximum amount of £500,000 for a data breach. Just as the dust starts to settle, and the influx of consent emails from big companies dies down, ...

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What you need to know about contacting customers post GDPR

July 3, 2018
Euro GDPR

Now the dust has settled a little around GDPR, here at LawBite we are frequently asked about how businesses can continue to contact their customers in the post-GDPR world. When considering what is ok within GDPR, it is important to consider why you are making the contact- perhaps marketing, maybe to inform your customers about some changes to your services, or possibly you need information for legal or regulatory pur...

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Are the contracts you have with the suppliers who handle your customers’ data GDPR compliant?

June 19, 2018
contract blog

From a practical perspective, proactive management of suppliers is often a useful and effective way to ensure your suppliers deliver. However, it is important to ensure you have a written contract in place to outline the service you require, the date and time of delivery, fees and all other obligations of the supplier. Take a look here to find out exactly ...

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