Government wants data reform to drive economic growth and innovation

16 September 2021

Employers will no doubt remember the months leading up to May 2018 when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force and they had to have new policies and warning notices in place showing their awareness of the need for data protection and privacy.

Good news from the EU on data protection

22 June 2021

As long ago as 2019, the UK Government confirmed that, following the decision to leave the EU, it was introducing the “UK GDPR” which is essentially the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679) with necessary changes such as introducing references to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) in place of the European Commission.

EU set to recognise UK data protection regime

22 February 2021

Despite the fact that its data protection rules largely mirrored the EU’s own General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), when the UK came out of the transition period on 1 January 2021, it was no longer recognised by the EU has having “adequacy” in this regard.

Data case sees employee given suspended prison sentence

13 January 2021

An employee of the RAC has been sentenced to eight months' imprisonment, suspended for two years, in a prosecution brought by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), only its second under the Computer Misuse Act.