Data Protection & Digital Information No. 2 Bill

Earlier this month, the UK Information Commissioner (ICO) gave evidence at the House of Commons to the committee scrutinising the Data Protection & Digital Information Bill. Today they’ve published a written response to the Bill. I’d like to share important updates on the DPDI No 2 Bill, based on the Information Commissioner’s Response. Here are […]

What is a ‘Data Protection Officer’?

In today’s digital age, where data breaches and privacy concerns are on the rise, organizations must prioritize data protection. The role of a Data Protection Officer (DPO) has become crucial in ensuring compliance with data protection regulations. However, managing data protection internally can be difficult. That’s where outsourced services for Virtual Data Protection Officer roles, […]

5 Years on from GDPR

Today marks five years since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect, revolutionizing the way we handle data. As we commemorate this milestone, we want to share 10 key learning points that have emerged since GDPR’s implementation. We also invite you to reflect on your own experiences by asking open-ended questions that delve […]

GDPR turns 5 – what have we learned so far?

It has been almost 5 years since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in the UK in May 2018. Key developments and trends that emerged following the introduction of GDPR Brexit: UK businesses are now subject to the UKGDPR, which largely mirrors the EUGDPR.  GDPR has resulted in high-profile fines for non-compliance, […]

Why was ChatGPT Banned in Italy?

ChatGPT banned in Italy over privacy concerns,  Hannah Walker, Analyst at TenIntelligence reports… Last week the Italian Data Protection Authority (The Garante) took steps to temporarily prevent ChatGPT from processing the personal data of individuals located within Italy. This is so that ChatGPT’s privacy practices can be investigated. The Garante is implementing the ban due […]

Keeping Children Safe in Education | Recruitment Checks

Online Background Checks | What does KCSIE 2022 now say? The updated guidance from the UK Department of Education’s “Keeping Children Safe in Education” in September 2022, has introduced a requirement that all schools should consider carrying out an online search as part of their due diligence on the shortlisted candidates.  These checks will help […]

Managing the Risks of Crypto Assets for Buyers

In this article, Will Charlesworth at Saunders Law discusses with Neil Miller, founder at crypto due diligence firm TenIntelligence, the risks associated with purchasing crypto assets and how they may be mitigated and managed. Fear of Missing Out We are in the midst of a crypto asset-goldrush, with cryptocurrencies and NFTs being the must-have investment crypto assets. [...]

Data Protection News | September 2022

International Data Transfers Turning to our previous August Newsletter, you may recall we have previously talked about the upcoming requirement of Transfer Risk Assessments (“TRA’s”) in addition to the supporting International Data Transfer Agreements (“IDTA”). When transferring personal data to a ‘restricted country’ an International Data Transfer Agreement and supporting Transfer Risk Assessment is required. […]

Crypto due Diligence | Will applying existing Financial Crime compliance measures work?

Why performing Crypto Due Diligence is a reliable fraud prevention tool. Good financial crime compliance and anti-money laundering directives all require organisations to introduce a risk-based approach to enhanced due diligence and fraud prevention measures.  When assessing the risks of money laundering and terrorist financing, organisations should check whether any high-risk factors apply. The biggest risk […]

November 2021: Issue Thirteen

As we enter autumn and with the winter months not far away, many of us are now returning back to the office, either on a full time, or agile basis. Our Team members are now back in our Kent HQ office at least 2 days a week and our London office is back open for business too[...]