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Cyber Newsletter - November 2022

Cyber Newsletter - November 2022

On 10 November 2022, we held our fifth annual DACB Data Protection & Cyber Conference. We brought together 18 experts from our team and welcomed 5 ...

The EU Data Package

The EU Data Package

On 19 February 2020 the European Commission announced its ‘European Strategy for Data’1 which outlined the EU’s five year plan to shape its data econo ...

The Data Protection and Digital Information Bill: An Overview

The Data Protection and Digital Information Bill: An Overview

On 18 July 2022 the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill (the DPDI) was laid before Parliament, coming swiftly after the Government published ...

When European data regulators disagree: EDPB steps in to resolve a dispute between French and Polish Data Protection Authorities

When European data regulators disagree: EDPB steps in to resolve a dispute between French and Polish Data Protection Authorities

In a decision published on 17 August 2022, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) issued a binding resolution, in relation to a dispute between the ...

The Commission confirms that commercial considerations can satisfy the “legitimate interests” lawful basis.

The Commission confirms that commercial considerations can satisfy the “legitimate interests” lawful basis.

The Commission confirms that commercial considerations can satisfy the “legitimate interests” lawful basis. Earlier this month, a Dutch newspaper obta ...

Top themes and takeaways from the 2022 ICO Conference

Top themes and takeaways from the 2022 ICO Conference

Introduction On 19th July 2022 the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) held its annual Data Protection Practitioners’ Conference – the first sinc ...

EDPB Announcement on New EU-US Privacy Framework

EDPB Announcement on New EU-US Privacy Framework

One evolving aspect of data protection law which many will have been following closely in recent years, is that relating to overseas transfers – in pa ...

Can processors re-use personal data for their own purposes? A view from France.

Can processors re-use personal data for their own purposes? A view from France.

Against a backdrop of stringent data protection law introduced over recent years, we are continuing to witness the emergence of innovative technology ...

The Processor’s Perspective – Where Are We Now?

The Processor’s Perspective – Where Are We Now?

Much of the focus since the introduction of the GDPR has been on compliance obligations impacting controllers, and understandably so – ultimately, the ...

The draft EU AI Regulation – what you need to know

The draft EU AI Regulation – what you need to know

There is a new legislative regime on the horizon; one which has been coming for a while now - as authorities worldwide have considered whether and how ...