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Data Privacy
Cybersecurity Digital Technology Security Concept

Ransomware: Holding Your Data Hostage

Ransomware: Holding Your Data Hostage Key Contact: Lowri Morgan-Macdonald When you hear the word “ransom”, you may automatically think of innocent bystanders being held hostage at gunpoint, or the child of a prominent politician being kidnapped, each with the promise of their release only in return for the payment of...
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Hacking in progress, attack successful

Phishing Test Lands Rail Firm On Wrong Side Of The Tracks

Phishing Test Lands Rail Firm On Wrong Side Of The Tracks What started as an internal test of West Midlands Trains’ susceptibility to phishing attacks has ended in a very public dressing down from rail union bosses, who have criticised the “cynical and shocking stunt, designed to trick employees who...
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General Data Protection Regulation Concept

GDPR at the end of the transition period

GDPR at the end of the transition period Author: Lowri Morgan-Macdonald When the transition period comes to an end after 31 December 2020, the ‘EU GDPR’ will no longer apply to the UK. However, the GDPR will be brought into UK law as the ‘UK GDPR’ to sit alongside the current...
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EU flags waving in the wind

New Standard Contractual Clauses from the European Commission

New Standard Contractual Clauses from the European Commission Author: Lowri Morgan-Macdonald The European Commission recently published new draft standard contractual clauses (SCCs) for the transfer of personal data to countries outside the EEA. The new SCCs are intended to modernise the currently outdated SCCs and to provide more flexibility, for example...
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Digital security concept, lock visual

Updated ICO Guidance on responding to DSARs

Updated ICO Guidance on responding to DSARs Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Rebecca Mahon This month, the Information Commissioner’s Office published updated guidance on dealing with subject access requests. Notably, they have reinstated guidance (which was previously withdrawn) which says that asking an individual to clarify the scope of their request will...
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GDPR and binary numbers

Data Protection and Brexit – what steps do you need to take?

Data Protection and Brexit – what steps do you need to take? Key Contact: Rem Noormohamed Author: Lowri Morgan-Macdonald With the end of the transition period (31 December 2020) fast approaching, you should start considering what steps you may need to take to continue to comply with the data protection legislation. What...
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