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  • ICO updates guidance on DSAR response time limits

    Blog Post

    Submitted: 09 September 2019

    Data controllers will now have one month from the date of receipt of a DSAR to provide response.

  • Updata Bulletin - Summer 2019

    Blog Post

    Submitted: 09 September 2019

    Selected data protection legal and regulatory developments in the UK, EU and internationally. Highlights include the first significant GDPR fines, the largest data protection fine ever and new guidance from the ICO on the use of artificial intelligence.

  • Contributing Editors for the 2019/20 Telecoms and Media edition of Getting The Deal Through

    Article

    Submitted: 30 August 2019

    We are pleased to have contributed again to the Telecoms and Media edition of Getting the Deal Through.

  • Legal update for Corporates

    Conference

    Event date: 26 September 2019

    ​Join us at our legal update for in-house counsel and corporate treasury / finance professionals this September. Throughout the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to attend multiple sessions on a broad range of hot legal topics that are relevant for corporates.

  • SARs: a tool for identity theft

    Blog Post

    Submitted: 12 August 2019

    A researcher from Oxford University has sent a fake subject access request to over 150 companies in order to prove how the “right of access” under Article 15 of the GDPR can be easily exploited by malicious attackers to steal sensitive personal information.

  • Labour Intensive - A High Impact Scenario

    Article

    Submitted: 24 July 2019

    With Boris Johnson now installed as Prime Minister, attention turns to his first 100 days and the material possibility of a Labour-led government by its end. Our latest scenario analysis shows a 70% chance of a General Election before 31 October 2019 (Johnson’s Day-99) within which a 28% chance of a Labour-Led government. In this article we have brought together the views from our specialist team of leading lawyers and financial markets experts to look in more detail at the Labour Party programme and its possible implications for all stakeholders in UK assets.

  • US regulator imposes fine on Facebook more than double the GDPR maximum

    Blog Post

    Submitted: 18 July 2019

    Following a settlement last week the US Federal Trade Commission has imposed a fine of $5bn on Facebook in relation to its privacy law violations in connection with the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The sheer scale of the fine, more than twice the maximum level possible under GDPR, and the market reaction to it raise a number of interesting questions.

  • First figures published on GDPR fines in Germany

    Article

    Submitted: 18 July 2019

    According to recently published data on the handling of GDPR enforcement, there are significant differences between UK and Germany when it comes to the fines imposed.

  • FOI requests continue to expose cyber weaknesses in the financial services sector

    Blog Post

    Submitted: 11 July 2019

    The FCA has confirmed that in November 2018 four UK banks were targeted by hackers, further highlighting cyber weaknesses in financial services.

  • Ramming home the point, the ICO intends to fine Marriott almost £100m

    Blog Post

    Submitted: 09 July 2019

    Following on from its announcement of the largest ever GDPR fine yesterday – £183m against British Airways - the ICO has gone again, announcing the second largest ever GDPR fine – this time a fine of almost £100m against Marriott.

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