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The Data Protection Act 2018: new criminal offences for data breaches

United Kingdom - August 6 2018 The Data Protection Act 2018 (“the Act”) repeals and replaces the UK’s existing data protection laws to keep them up to date for the digital age to…

Edmund Smyth.

The Data Protection Bill - New Criminal Offences for Data Protection Breaches On Their Way to the Statute Book

United Kingdom - April 4 2018 The Data Protection Bill (“the Bill”) was described in the Queen’s speech of June 2017 as a new law to ensure ‘that the United Kingdom retains its…

Edmund Smyth.

What is Next for GDPR in the UK, is Change on the Horizon?

European Union, United Kingdom - September 2 2021 The General Data Protection Regulation (known to everyone as the GDPR) is probably the most famous piece of legislation to come from the EU. It was…

The £17 million Question - What will the ICO’s enforcement powers be under the GDPR, and how will they be used?

United Kingdom - January 24 2018 The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) coming into force in May 2018 empowers national supervisory authorities to issue fines of up to €20…

ICO enforcement action - key considerations for charities in the GDPR era

European Union, United Kingdom - September 30 2020 It is now more than two years since the Data Protection Act 2018 and GDPR came into force, significantly increasing the enforcement powers of the…