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ICO Publishes Technology Strategy for Next Three YearsFebruary 4, 2019

One of the more interesting aspects of the new Technology Strategy document published by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is that it specifically identifies Artificial...

Small Business Data Protection Law Compliance ChecklistJanuary 21, 2019

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) publishes a great deal of useful information for all organisations on data protection and compliance with data protection law. The ICO...

Confidential Information Leakage Stopped by InjunctionJanuary 2, 2019

One of the biggest dangers when a senior employee leaves an organisation is the ease with which they can spirit away confidential information of importance...

‘No Deal’ Brexit – Guidance on Geographical Descriptions of Food and DrinkNovember 20, 2018

The Government has commenced issuing a series of guidance notes on how to proceed in the event that a 'no deal' Brexit occurs. Whilst the guidance...

New Guidance on Transfers of Data AbroadOctober 11, 2018

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has issued new guidance on compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for organisations that transfer data out of...

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IP and IT Articles

Bring Your Own Device – Data Contollers’ Obligations

The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) requires data controllers to take appropriate technical and organisational measures to prevent unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data...

Cookie Law

The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 require consent to be obtained for the use of cookies and similar technologies for storing information,...

Data Protection Policies and Personal Devices

A recent YouGov survey showed that 47 per cent of all UK employees now use their smartphone, tablet PC or other portable device for work...

Dealing With Breach of Patent

When you discover that a business has breached your patent, what should you do? The answer to this question has two elements. The first is based...

Dealing With Subject Access Requests

Many businesses regard the Data Protection Act 1998 as something that merely requires a lot of form filling and the payment of fees, but there...

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