By John M. Benjamin and Helen Ryan
On Monday, 3 October 2022, the new Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Michelle Donelan announced that the United Kingdom would be replacing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with its own business and consumer-friendly system. Continue reading “New Plan to Replace GDPR”
By John Benjamin and Edward Pickard
The spreading COVID-19 pandemic across Europe has meant that many of its data protection authorities have faced questions from organisations as to how they should meet their privacy obligations during this time.
The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has now published its own guidance to ensure that a consistent approach is taken across Europe regarding privacy compliance during this period. However, this came after a number of national regulators published their own guidance that in some cases is slightly contradictory.
The below article considers some of the key issues that may be facing during the COVID-19 pandemic and how the EDPB and some of Europe’s data protection authorities approach these issues. The EDPB has made clear that it is business as usual when it comes to compliance.
Continue reading “Data Protection and COVID-19: FAQs on the Approach of European Regulators”
By John M. Benjamin & Edward Pickard
The coronavirus pandemic has had a severe impact on businesses right across the globe and with a third of the world now in lockdown, thousands of businesses have moved most of their workforce to remote working. Although working from home allows a business to continue operating, it brings significant security risks, placing a greater need to maintain compliance with relevant data security requirements.
Maintaining the security of company data is the responsibility of both the employer and employee and continuing to maintain appropriate security measures is critical at this time. Below are some key points for employees and businesses to keep data secure when working remotely.
Continue reading “Top Tips: Keeping Data Safe When Working Remotely”