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Lords predict many amendments to draft Data Protection Bill

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11/10/2017 by:

The draft Data Protection Bill, which received its second reading in the House of Lords yesterday, will combine the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the so-called Police Directive into one legislative package, which makes the bill...

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Lords propose a data ethics code of practice

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21/11/2017 by:

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara (Labour) has proposed that within six months of passing the Data Protection Act, the Information Commissioner should prepare an ethics code of practice for data controllers. He suggested that in issuing the code, the...

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UK public sector will be able to rely on legitimate interest ground in some circumstances

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19/12/2017 by:

The GDPR does not allow public authorities to use legitimate interests as a legal basis for processing personal data. However, an amendment to the Data Protection Bill, adopted by the House of Lords on 11 December, will diverge from the GDPR by...

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Prime Minister stresses the importance of data protection

19/02/2018 by:

The government is ready to start talking through data protection arrangements with the EU for when the UK is no longer in the European Union. In a speech delivered at a security conference on 17 February, Prime Minister Theresa May said that we mu...

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UK is a 3rd country for data transfers from 30 March 2019

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10/01/2018 by:

In a notice issued yesterday, the EU Commission makes clear that ‘in view of the considerable uncertainties, in particular concerning the content of a possible withdrawal agreement, all stakeholders processing personal data are reminded of legal...

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