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UK government makes a case for a legally binding data protection agreement with EU

15/06/2018 by:

In a recently issued technical note, the UK government argues that a legally binding agreement would be more beneficial both for the UK and the EU than an adequacy decision. After Brexit, the UK will be regarded as a third country and will need to...

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Jay Fedorak appointed as Jersey’s new Information Commissioner

15/06/2018 by:

Jersey has today announced that Dr Jay Fedorak has been appointed as Information Commissioner starting in his new role on 2 July. He will be responsible for regulating both Jersey’s data protection and freedom of information laws and representing...

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Government consults on making directors liable for nuisance calls

13/06/2018 by:

The government has launched a consultation on proposals to amend the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations  to make directors liable for nuisance calls. Maximum fines would be up to £500,000, and if a firm has multiple directors, each...

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Michel Barnier says no to the UK taking part in the EDPB’s One Stop Shop

29/05/2018 by:

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has said that the UK ICO cannot remain in the European Data Protection Board, EDPB, after Brexit. Barnier also said that the UK would not be able to participate in the One Stop Shop. He said: “Brex...

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EDPB starts work and appoints Austria’s DPA as its head

25/05/2018 by:

The Chair of the European Data Protection Board, (EDPB), Ms Andrea Jelinek, Head of Austria’s Data Protection Authority, said that the Board is fully functioning, despite the fact that not all EU Member States have managed to adopt GDPR adaptation...

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