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This Practice Note provides a high-level introduction to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (EU GDPR) and United Kingdom General Data Protection Regulation, Retained Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (UK GDPR). For a higher-level introduction to UK and EEA data protection laws, see Practice Note: Data protection law—new starter guide. The Data protection toolkit collates further key guidance on those regimes and is a recommended starting point for research.
Data protection law in both the EEA (the EU plus Iceland, Norway, and Liechtenstein) and UK is intended to ensure information about living individuals (within the definition of ‘personal data’) is used fairly and responsibly.
To help ensure that, both EEA and UK data protection laws impose a large number of obligations on those ‘processing’ personal data (and on controllers of such processing) and grant rights to those whose personal data is processed (the ‘data subjects’). In summary, ‘processing’ includes doing almost anything with personal data, including storing, sharing, deleting or using it.
UK data protection law is largely derived from EEA data protection laws and is therefore generally based on similar principles, although there are some detailed differences.
This Practice Note introduces UK and EEA data protection laws that apply to ‘general’ processing at high level. The regimes are referred to as ‘general’ since there are special regimes applicable
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Summary assessment—statement of costsSummary assessment is the procedure whereby costs are assessed by the judge who has heard the case or application (see Practice Note: Summary assessment). This Practice Note considers the use of a statement of costs in summary assessment. Form N260 is a model
IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant
Arbitration agreements—definition, purpose and interpretationThis Practice Note considers the nature and scope of arbitration agreements with a particular focus on arbitration agreements pursuant to the law of England and Wales, although it also discusses the concept from an international
Guide to using the Lexis®PSL Employment Schedule of Loss applicationThe automated unfair dismissal schedule of loss is designed to make the preparation of a schedule more efficient, accurate and also easier to update. It:•can be used to create a schedule for a claimant or a counter-schedule for a
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