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Hunton Privacy Team Publishes Several Chapters in International Comparative Legal Guide to Data Protection

Recently, the fourth edition of the book, The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Data Protection 2017, was published by the Global Legal Group. Hunton & Williams’ Global Privacy and Cybersecurity lawyers prepared several chapters in the guide, including the opening chapter on “All Change for Data Protection: The European Data Protection Regulation,” co-authored by London partner Bridget Treacy and associate Anita Bapat.

Source: Hunton Privacy Team Publishes Several Chapters in International Comparative Legal Guide to Data Protection

UK Data Protection After Brexit – UK Government Statement of Intent Contains Few Surprises

On the 7 th August 2017, the UK’s Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport issued a Statement of Intent (the Statement ) outlining its planned reforms of the UK’s data protection laws which are to be implemented by the Data Protection Bill (the Bill ). The Statement anticipates the UK’s departure from the EU and makes it clear that following this, the Bill will transpose the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR ) into domestic law, stressing the importance of continued efficiency of data flow between the UK and the EU in a post-Brexit world.

Source: UK Data Protection After Brexit – UK Government Statement of Intent Contains Few Surprises

ICO guidance: a good re-SAR-lt for controllers?

Subject access requests (SARs) are viewed either as an essential right or a huge administrative burden, depending on whether you are the requestor or responder. Recent Court of Appeal case law has made the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) update its Subject access code of practice.

Source: ICO guidance: a good re-SAR-lt for controllers?

Latest TalkTalk fine a warning to firms to keep IT systems up to date

The latest fine issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) against TalkTalk should be seen as a warning to businesses of all sizes to keep their IT systems up to date, an expert has said.

Source: Latest TalkTalk fine a warning to firms to keep IT systems up to date, expert says

Personal data belonging to up to 21,000 TalkTalk customers could have been used for scams and fraud

The Information Commissioner’s Office has fined TalkTalk Telecom Group PLC £100,000 after it failed to look after its customers’ data and risked it falling into the hands of scammers and fraudsters.

Source: Personal data belonging to up to 21,000 TalkTalk customers could have been used for scams and fraud | ICO

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