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ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note provides information on the data protection regime before 25 May 2018 and reflects the position under the Data Protection Act 1998...

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This Practice Note explores the effect of Brexit on UK cybersecurity with a particular focus on the network and information systems legislation. It covers: • overview of...

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Background The Computer Misuse Act 1990 (CMA 1990) was principally enacted in response to the threat of unauthorised access to computers, colloquially known as ‘hacking’...

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This Practice Note tracks noteworthy High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and Court of Justice cases related to data protection, ePrivacy, misuse of private...

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What is the ICO? The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is an independent authority set up by the UK government to uphold information rights in the public interest,...

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ARCHIVED: This archived timeline sets out the key legislative developments of the data protection reform package. This timeline is for background information only and is...

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Data security is a cornerstone of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The sixth data protection principle (the integrity and confidentiality principle)...

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Click here to download the latest Data Protection & Privacy report 2020, published by Getting the Deal Through. Jurisdictions covered The following jurisdictions are...

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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note introduces the data export restriction under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 1998) prohibiting the transfer of personal data to a territory...

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The Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) creates a number of criminal offences relating to the misuse of personal data in the UK. For information on these specific...

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Changes as a result of the General Data Protection Regulation The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) on the protection of natural persons with regard...

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The Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) received Royal Assent on 23 May 2018. The DPA 2018 puts the UK in a position to continue to share personal data with other EU...

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The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR), which came into force on 25 May 2018 was not a complete regulatory solution and left gaps and derogations for...

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ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note provides information on the data protection regime before 25 May 2018 and reflects the position under the Data Protection Act 1998...

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The General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) became directly applicable and fully enforceable in EU Member States on 25 May 2018. The main...

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The Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018), introduces four distinct data protection regimes into UK data protection law. It covers the processing of personal data: • within...

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