GDPR


The GDPR – Part 2

Accountability The GDPR introduces the concept of accountability.  Governance under the GDPR must be transparent. Data controllers and processors must put in place comprehensive but proportionate systems of governance. Good practice tools such as privacy impact assessments and privacy by design are mandatory in some circumstances. Applying these methods helps to minimise the risk of data breaches. This is likely to mean more policies and […]


A Guide to the GDPR

The GDPR comes into force in the UK on 25 May 2018. It replaces the Data Protection Act 1998. It applies to data processors within the EU and also to organisations outside the EU who sell goods and services into the EU. There are two types of people and organisations to which it applies: Controllers – they say how and why personal data is processed; […]


Key employment law changes for 2018

Here is a brief summary of some of the key employment law changes to look out for this year. 1 April 2018 – the national minimum wage increases. From 1 April 2018, all workers aged 25 and over are legally entitled to at least £7.83 per hour. Full minimum wage rates from 1 April 2018: 25 and over 21 to 24 18 to 20 Under […]


Connected toys and gadgets

All children know that, at this time of year, Santa has a network of Elves who keep an eye out for naughty children and report back to Santa. What children, and more to the point, their parents, may not know is that some of the gifts Santa might deliver to the good children may have more features than they bargained for, possibly leading to Elf […]


General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

It is now increasingly common for the news to contain stories of significant data losses. These are both embarrassing for the organisation concerned and potentially extremely expensive to sort out. There are, of course, many ways in which data losses can occur. They can range from the result of aggressive hacking but can also, and more commonly perhaps, be due to carelessness or a simple […]