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5 August 2019 Marriott International: a look behind the ICO’s £99m fine and what this means for corporate acquisitions

Last month, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced notice of its intention to fine (NOI) Marriott International, Inc. £99m for infringements of the GDPR.

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14 June 2019 Cyber risks – are businesses really ready?

The Hiscox Cyber Readiness report, a review of 3300 organisations, will be a stark warning for CEO’s of SME’s in the UK and in Europe.

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8 March 2019 Landlord and tenant inspections - getting the evidence right

In Rogerson v Bolsover District Council (2019) the Court of Appeal found against a local authority landlord pursuant to the Defective Premises Act 1972 following a finding of an inadequate inspection regime.

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29 January 2019 As Japan becomes 'adequate' for data protection laws...will the UK soon become 'inadequate'?

On 23 January 2019, the European Commission and the Personal Information Commission of Japan, concluded a two-year-long dialogue and the adoption of the decisions recognising each other’s personal data protection systems as ‘equivalent’.

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24 January 2019 Google penalised €50m for GDPR breach

The first major financial penalty of €50m (£44m) has been imposed on Google LLC (EU HQ in Ireland) by CNIL, the French data regulator.

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11 December 2018 Nuisance calls, end of the line for directors?

The new Privacy and Electronic Communications (Amendments) Regulations 2018 which come into force later in December will empower the ICO to impose fines of up to £500,000 on officers and to personally hold them account even where the company has dissolved.

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23 October 2018 Innocent employers could be liable for massive-scale data breaches caused by rogue employees

Innocent employers can be found vicariously liable for data breaches deliberately caused by rogue employees’ criminal actions.

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24 May 2018 The Data Protection Act 2018 received Royal Assent on 23 May 2018

Only limited sections of the Act will take effect immediately. Our blog provides a summary of the key information you need to be aware of now.

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18 January 2018 Transformative health-tech in 2018

Last week, the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas showcased some emerging consumer technologies - from a sensor which tests food for peanuts to air-bags for your hip.

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15 August 2017 Brexit paper - data protection and the decision on adequacy

On 18 July, the European Union Committee of the UK's House of Lords published a paper focusing on the maintenance of unhindered and uninterrupted data flows between the UK and the EU post Brexit, and how this is achievable.

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