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Data protection is not just a matter of law

Updating the 1998 UK Data Protection Act is necessary because in May 2018 a sweeping new EU general directive on data protection takes effect. Any Brexit in 2019 notwithstanding, consistency with EU standards matters for non-EU countries because without it massive amounts of economic and other activity involving flows of personal information to and from the EU may stop or slow.

Source: Data protection is not just a matter of law | Open door | Opinion | The Guardian

UK businesses should honour pre-Brexit data protection rights of foreign citizens

UK businesses should continue to honour the data protection rights of customers and staff based in the EU and elsewhere overseas post-Brexit, the European Commission has said.

Source: UK businesses should honour pre-Brexit data protection rights of foreign citizens post-Brexit, says EU

New duty to notify data breaches will provide general benefits to data privacy and security

Data security and privacy will be bolstered by the introduction of new data breach reporting requirements, the UK’s information commissioner has said.

Source: New duty to notify data breaches will provide general benefits to data privacy and security, says UK watchdog

Essential cyber security tips for businesses

Data is the new oil, and hackers are constantly looking for new, and better, ways to steal or manipulate this vital business asset for their own purposes. Despite the advances the cyber security industry is making in developing data protection tools, the sophistication of hackers is increasing at a similar pace.

So here’s ten cyber security tips your business needs, from an ethical hacker.

Source: Essential cyber security tips for UK businesses | Gallery | Computerworld UK

UK government consults on implementation of cyber security directive

The UK government is seeking views on implementation of the EU Network and Information Systems (NIS) Directive. The government says it supports the aims of the Directive and sets out in this consultation the proposed implementation approach in the UK.

Source: Government consults on implementation of cyber security directive – Privacy Laws & Business

ICO points businesses towards alternatives to consent as a basis for processing personal data

Businesses should consider whether they could or should rely on an alternative to consent to process personal data. That is the clear message from the UK’s data protection watchdog.

Source: ICO points businesses towards alternatives to consent as a basis for processing personal data, says expert

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