Data Reform Bill to transform the modern age

Last week, the Queen’s Speech brought us 37 new Bills following the government’s legislative agenda, including the Data Reform Bill which strives to modernise the current framework to better suit businesses, organisations and UK citizens.

Cookie banner terror – Do you know the rules on cookies?

Privacy activists have ‘gone to war’ on so-called ‘cookie banner terror’ – issuing complaints to the top 10,000 European websites over their cookie non-compliance. It’s important you understand the rules so you can make sure you’re doing the right thing.

NHS Digital’s “data grab” delayed

NHS Digital’s plans to share people’s medical records has been delayed in order to carry out further consultation with key stakeholders. The plans, which put the onus on patients to opt out rather than opt in, has been the subject of heated debate.

New Standard Contractual Clauses introduced by the European Commission

The European Commission recently announced it’s adopting two new sets of Standard Contractual Clauses (SSCs) which could affect how your business handles personal data.

COVID-19 vaccines and the workplace

Returning to the office? Find out what the data protection implications are for collecting employee vaccination data?

UK Children’s Commissioner issues lawsuit against Tiktok

A former children’s commissioner has filed a class action lawsuit against popular video sharing app TikTok over how the app collects and uses children’s personal data

The European Data Protection Board issues opinions on the draft UK adequacy decisions

Following a plenary session held on 13 April 2021, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has issued opinions on the draft UK adequacy decisions …

Is Facebook’s historic data breach a cause for concern?

Our experts discuss Facebook’s historic data breach and how alarming it is.

ICO fines hotel group for data breach

A global hotel group has been fined after a four year old data breach was identified, even though the business was in different hands when the cyber-attack originally occurred. Here’s how historic breaches can bite.

Changes to how hospitality businesses should collect data

If you’re in hospitality, sport, leisure or tourism there are new requirements for collecting visitor’s personal data. Here’s a really quick update to explain what’s now required by law.