New UK data sharing obligations

Our CEO Dyann Heward-Mills, recently presented on data sharing at the Westminster eForum Policy Conference on “Next Steps for UK Data Protection”. She said that “the UK setting high standards on data sharing is to be championed. Among other things, it helps embed trust among consumers and must be matched by an active regulator [...]

By |2021-07-08T16:41:10+01:008th July, 2021|DPO, Uncategorized|

Works councils and data privacy rights

​The Covid-19 pandemic saw the rise of remote working. In light of this, an increasing number of organisations are also seeking to adopt monitoring tools in order to observe the productivity of employees. Under Article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR), behavioural characteristics of an individual constitutes as personal data. Therefore, the GDPR [...]

By |2021-07-13T17:41:18+01:008th July, 2021|DPO, International, News, ThoughtLeadership|

Schrems II decision – sanctions and enforcement

It has been almost a year since the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its well-known Schrems II decision which invalidated the Privacy Shield for data transfers between the EU and US. The Court established that if Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) are used instead, the sending party must examine privacy laws [...]

By |2021-07-13T17:40:37+01:002nd July, 2021|DPO, Governments, International, News|

European Commission confirms UK adequacy decisions

As a result of Brexit, under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), UK became a “third” country. This means organisations need to put in place a safeguard to transfer personal data to a third country, typically Standard Contractual Clauses, known as SCCs. On 28 June 2021, the European Commission (EC) adopted two adequacy decisions for the [...]

By |2021-06-30T12:41:45+01:0030th June, 2021|DPO, Governments, News|

HewardMills’ fast-track privacy health checks

“You can't really know where you are going until you know where you have been.” (Maya Angelou) Every data-driven company should have a privacy framework in place. If your company hasn’t yet taken the time to orient itself to this new space, here are a few common reasons why now is the best time [...]

By |2021-06-18T08:42:17+01:0017th June, 2021|DPO, ThoughtLeadership|

France and Germany crack down on cookie compliance

France Following the publication of the cookie guidelines and recommendations, the French Data Protection Authority (DPA), the CNIL, has issued 20 organisations with formal notices giving them a month to comply with cookie laws. These include international digital players and public bodies. If they fail to comply by the deadline, they face fines of up to 2% of their turnover. [...]

By |2021-06-02T10:38:02+01:0028th May, 2021|DPO, Governments, International, News|

EDPB adopts favourable opinion on draft UK adequacy decision

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) adopted two opinions on the European Commission’s draft UK adequacy decision at its 48th plenary session and early indications are that their stance is favourable. It will now be for the European Commission to seek approval from representatives from each EU Member State, after which a final decision [...]

By |2021-04-30T16:44:55+01:0030th April, 2021|DPO, News|

The EU Commission has proposed harmonised rules on AI

The EU Commission has published draft regulations setting out harmonised rules on artificial intelligence (AI) that aim to regulate this rapidly developing area of technology. The regulations take a risk-based approach, identifying AI uses in one of the following categories: (i) an unacceptable risk, (ii) a high risk and (iii) a low or minimal risk. [...]

By |2021-05-05T15:49:22+01:0023rd April, 2021|DPO, Governments, International|

Data protection software tools

Data protection and privacy requirements have grown increasingly complex and while there is no substitute for a comprehensive privacy programme staffed by a knowledgeable and multidisciplinary team, there are increasingly more opportunities to enlist the help of software tools. All three companies reviewed here, offer their own custom API and set of automated tools designed to integrate with a company’s existing technology stack, [...]

By |2021-04-12T16:36:09+01:0012th April, 2021|DPO, International, News|

Tackling Covid-19 variants and its implications on global personal health data sharing

The evolving nature of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its new variants has raised global concerns. In this regard, scientific research efforts across all ages and types of population continue to rise in the fight against the virus. This means more personal health data will be collected, used and further processed for scientific research. [...]

By |2021-04-12T16:16:58+01:0012th April, 2021|DPO, International, News|
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