ICO's data protection guidance for SMEs

ICO’s new SME GDPR hub
Should your New Year’s Resolution be to comply with GDPR?

January 8, 2020

Toward the end of last year, the Information Commissioners’ Office published some further guidance about data privacy aimed at the SME market (Small/Medium-Sized Enterprises). This adds to their growing library of guidance publications and self-assessmen...

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what is consent

What is consent?

December 9, 2019

Technology has significantly changed the way we communicate and how we do business everyday. If an organisation is processing personal data about an individual, the organisation must have a lawful ground to do so. The General Data Protection Regulations 2016 (GDPR) sets out new rights of individuals and obligations on organisations when processing any personal data. This includes that ...

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Data and Cyber Breaches

Cyber-attacks: Business’ Liability for Data and Cyber Breaches

October 15, 2019

On 12th January 2014, a supermarket employee with a grudge posted the personal details of 99,998 fellow employees on a file-sharing website contained within the Dark Web. The details included the names, addresses, sex, dates of birth, phone numbers, national insurance numbers, bank sort codes, bank account numbers, ...

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Data Protection Compliance after Brexit

Data Protection Compliance After Brexit

October 9, 2019

Appointing an EU Representative Following our successful webinar on The Implications of Brexit on Contracts, we received quite a few follow up questions about post-Brexit GDPR compliance for UK organisations who have customers or contacts in EU member states.   It is becoming q...

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GDPR Webinar

FREE LawBite GDPR Webinar | Wed 26 June

June 17, 2019

Missed our last webinar? If you missed out, don’t worry! Due to the success of our last webinar “GDPR One Year On: Continuing Compliance”, we have decided to give you another chance to discuss the latest updates and to learn about best practice. When? Wednesday 26th June at 12:30 pm ...

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Update on GDPR from the ICO and LawBite

They are watching you; ICO sends data warning to SMEs…

June 5, 2019

At the end of May, our LawBrief, Rachel Robinson, provided a webinar about the progress of the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and recent enforcement activity of the data protection regulator, ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office).   The GDPR, which came into...

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GDPR One Year On

One year on…Why GDPR non-compliance could cost you your business

May 13, 2019

A data protection breach post-GDPR is a threat to any business, make sure you understand the consequences… The first anniversary of the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) is on 25 May 2019. Organisations of any size who process personal data have obligations to comply with the GDPR, which includes a prohibition on u...

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GDPR 2018

Data Protection – What Have We Learned From 2018?

January 18, 2019

So now we’ve entered 2019, it seems as good a time as any to stop and reflect on the action taken by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in 2018 with regards to data protection breaches, and consider what we can learn going forward to ensure that your business is not subject to a fine for breach of the new Data Protection legislation (GDPR)....

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GDPR

Brexit and GDPR – ICO Fines and Data Breaches

November 27, 2018

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, Brexi...

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Cyber Week LawBite

Amazon Hit with Major Data Breach

November 23, 2018

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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