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GDPR Material and Territorial Scopes

Posted by Tara Taubman-Bassirian on February 8, 2018

The new EU General Data Regulation will enter into force 25 May of this year. The GDPR contains rules concerning the protection of natural persons when their personal data are processed and rules on the free movement of personal data. The new regulation is not revolutionary but an evolution from the previous Data Protection Act 1998 […]

Still in Denial of the Tough New Privacy Law GDPR?

Posted by Tara Taubman-Bassirian on October 17, 2016

This morning GDPR on the news, shared by Rachel Oconnell : Firms Are in Denial About Tough New EU Privacy Law: The world’s toughest privacy law will go into force in Europe 18 months from now, and so far, the strategy of many IT professionals appears to be “pretend it’s not happening.” That’s the takeaway […]

Privacy and trading pariah

Posted by Kevin on June 25, 2016

The UK’s Information Commissioner has made a case for the implementation of the GDPR regardless of Brexit. This will be necessary to prevent the UK becoming a privacy and trading pariah. …if the UK wants to trade with the Single Market on equal terms we would have to prove ‘adequacy’ – in other words UK […]

Privacy and the UK in/out referendum

Posted by Kevin on February 22, 2016

Here’s an interesting thought on privacy in the UK – with thanks to Hawktalk’s fascinating post: “Leave” or “Stay” in the Referendum? GDPR has to be implemented by the UK whatever the result. Put simply, if we vote to leave the EU on June 23, the UK and GCHQ will be treated similarly to the […]

GDPR passes the finishing post

Posted by Kevin on December 15, 2015

The final pieces of the GDPR jigsaw were slotted into place this evening. The Big One is sanctions up to 4% of global revenue. Google, Microsoft and Facebook had better behave themselves in future, or we’ll be using them to pay off our national debts. Rapporteur Jan Phillipp Albrecht commented: This evenings’ negotiations yielded agreement […]

Riga: Europe will defend liberty by abolishing it

Posted by Kevin on January 30, 2015

European national governments’ focus on terrorism, brilliantly led and orchestrated by the UK, continues to tighten its stranglehold on personal privacy. Terrorism took centre stage at the informal meeting of Justice and Home Affairs meeting in Riga this week – not the economy, not poverty, not lack of employment and certainly not Europe’s General Data […]

Net neutrality is dead — the EU and US have already decided

Posted by Kevin on December 22, 2014

On Friday, Gizmodo reported, FCC Mysteriously Lost Hundreds of Thousands Net Neutrality Comments: As the Sony hack makes internet regulation a top priority, startling new revelations about how the FCC handled public comments on net neutrality just came in. New analysis of the data the FCC recently released about the process shows that the agency […]

Google orchestrating anti-GDPR sentiment

Posted by Kevin on September 13, 2014

There is still an awful lot of guff talked about Google and the ‘right to be forgotten’. Much of the media portrays the issue as a right for individuals to demand that personal data be removed from the internet. This is not the case. Google couldn’t do it even if it were the case. There […]