GDPR’s First High Profile Victim – Google Fined 50 Million Euros

January 28, 2019

On 21 January 2019 the French data protection regulator CNIL imposed a financial penalty of 50 Million euros against Google LLC under the GDPR legislation. This is the first case involving a significant fine against a well known company and provides some poignant lessons for other businesses in their efforts to remain fully GDPR compliant. Reasons f...

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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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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, Brexit and its accompanying campaigns continue to loom large in th...

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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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5 Tips for Reviewing Supplier Contracts

September 27, 2018

The holiday season is over and, although it’s unseasonably warm at present, it will very soon be time to get out your scarves and hats and make yourself a hot chocolate. In addition, now is the ideal time to give your supplier contracts some much needed TLC before the festive season kicks in with help from our 5 helpful supplier contract tips. Last week we provided ...

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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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The Cookies Law, ePrivacy and Your Business Activities

September 18, 2018

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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