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Data Protection Newsletter

April 2019

Welcome

to our April 2019 edition of Pretty’s Data Protection Newsletter. 

This month we look at:

For further information about data protection issues, please contact our data protection team.
 

Contents

GDPR - A Brief Update

It is nearly a year since the much awaited General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) came into force in the UK and whilst most organisations may be breathing a sigh of relief that the dire warnings of many have not come to pass, the ... Read more

The Information Comissioner reports an increase in the number of complaints

The ICO has now had almost a year to assess the impact of the Data Protection Act 2018 (‘DPA 2018’) and the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) – the GDPR was designed and introduced to enhance individual’s rights over their personal data and ... Read more

The introduction of collective action under the GDPR

It was anticipated that the introduction of the GDPR would open the door to an increase in the number of data class actions brought against data controllers and data processors pursuant to Articles 77-82 of the new legislation. The GDPR introduces, for the ... Read more

Children and their rights under GDPR

As many more children start to use social media platforms, the ICO continues to remind organisations on the importance of adopting specific protection of children’s personal data. Collection of children’s data remains an area of concern for the ICO and the DPA provides ... Read more

Monetary Penalty Notices: Google and Facebook hit with fines

Five months after the implementation of the GDPR the ICO announced that Facebook was to be fined £500,000 under previous UK data protection legislation for its part in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. In its report, the ICO concluded that Facebook had committed two ... Read more

Post-Brexit & Data Protection

There is no doubt that Brexit will have implications on data protection in the UK but these implications will largely depend on the type of deal that is reached between the UK and the European Union. As uncertainty over what type of deal ... Read more

Rights of the data subject - dealing with subject access requests

There is no doubt that Brexit will have implications on data protection in the UK but these implications will largely depend on the type of deal that is reached between the UK and the European Union. As uncertainty over what type of deal ... Read more

“The 25th of May 2018 was not the end, it was the beginning” - What should organisations be thinking about now?

Ensuring businesses and organisations remain committed to complying with new data protection legislation remains a key focus for the ICO nearly a year on from the implementation of the GDPR. So what should you be thinking about for 2019? Organisations that have not yet ... Read more

Matthew Cole

Employment Partner

e mcole@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298221

Emma Loveday-Hill

Senior Associate

e elovedayhill@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298266

Maria Spencer

Paralegal

e mspencer@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298258

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