Latest Legal and Regulatory news update - 20th March 2020

Latest Legal and Regulatory news update - 20th March 2020

In this issue:

Brexit

In-house

Risk & Compliance

Commercial

Corporate

Information Law & TMT

Employment


Brexit

 

Government committed to IP completion day amid COVID-19 pandemic

The government has announced that the IP completion day will stay at 31 December 2020 amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In light of the new coronavirus guidance, negotiating work strands will not convene as previously scheduled. However, the government and European Commission remain in regular contact to consider flexible, alternative ways of continuing the discussions. See: LNB News 18/03/2020 49.

 

Data protection

The Prime Minister confirmed, in a statement on 3 February 2020, that it is the UK’s intention to secure adequacy decisions from the European Commission post-Brexit to enable personal data to continue to flow freely from the EU to the UK and Gibraltar after the transition period. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has published a pack of explanatory material to ‘provide the information necessary for the Commission to plan and conduct its assessment in good time’. DCMS describe the pack as providing an overview of the UK’s ‘comprehensive legal framework underpinning high data protection standards’. See: LNB News 13/03/2020 70.


In-house

 

Flying Solo Event, 25th March 2020

LexisNexis and Radius Law are hosting a free ‘Flying Solo’ virtual event on 25th March 2020 for in-house lawyers working solo or in small teams.

The rewards of working in a smaller in-house team are many, yet it can feel isolating. This free-to-join forum brings together in-house lawyers working solo or in smaller teams to network and learn from one another. This event will provide a chance to connect, swap stories, debate topical issues and share ideas. Click here to find out more about the event and to register your interest.


Risk & Compliance

 

Data protection

Law360, Expert Analysis: The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has announced an intention to issue some big fines, some in excess of £100m.

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About the author:
Allison is a former partner of Shoosmiths, with extensive experience of legal management and practice compliance.