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). Back in July of 2018 we began to cover the emerging tr...

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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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GDPR Compliance | How to Handle Your Customers’ Data

October 25, 2018

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 – 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

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

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 Things to Get Your Business Ready for Q4

September 4, 2018

Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas and New Year’s Eve – Q4 is a bit different from the others It’s a handy coincidence that businesses heading into Q4 follows the kids going back to school. And just like for a loving parent preparing their child to get back into the thick of it, we have written this post to help our legal clients get their business in the b...

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How is the ICO Handling GDPR Data Breaches?

August 3, 2018

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

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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CCPA: the US Answer to GDPR – California Dream or a Data Protection Nightmare?

July 13, 2018

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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