Brexit

How does the cjeu’s ruling in Watson/Tele 2 affect UK citizens’ privacy rights now and post brexit, and how might this impact on your business?

Moore Law News, Technology

On 21 December 2016 the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) gave its opinion on the Watson/Tele 2 case (C‑203/15 and C‑698/15). It held that the general and indiscriminate retention of electronic communications by government bodies is contrary to EU …

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The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 Another point of discussion in the security vs privacy debate

Moore Law Data Protection, News

The UK’s new surveillance law, the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA), received Royal Assent on 29 November 2016 after numerous reviews and recommendations in its initial state as a Bill in the past year. IPA followed the idea behind the Communications Data …

Brexit

UK Government To Implement General Data Protection Regulation Despite Brexit

Moore Law Company, Data Protection, News

The UK Government has confirmed that it will implement the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), despite the country voting to leave the EU in the June referendum. The announcement brings a greater degree of certainty to the …

The US no longer a safe harbour for EU data transfers

Moore Law News, Technology

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that personal data from the European Economic Area (EEA) may no longer be sent to the US under the ‘Safe Harbour’ data transfer scheme, meaning that companies may now have to revisit …

Data protection

Moore Know How: Who Wants To Know Your Business?

Moore Law Company, Data Protection, News

Companies House has announced that it intends to make available for free most of the digital data it holds on UK companies and limited liability partnerships. Such an initiative enhanced also by the Government’s proposed Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill, …

Privacy

UK Enacting Emergency Telecoms Data Surveillance Powers

Moore Law News, Privacy

The UK Government is this week set to enact emergency legislation obliging phone and internet companies to maintain records of all customer calls, texts and internet use for twelve months. The Data Retention and Investigation Powers Bill comes as a …

data Protection

Data Breaches Prompt ICO Best Practice IT Security Report

Moore Law Commercial, News, Privacy

A number of high profile breaches of online data security, including most recently a claim that millions of eBay customer accounts had been compromised, have once again brought into focus the importance of robust online data and customer account protections …

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ICO Publishes Reaction To Google ‘Removal Of Search Engine Results’ Decision

Moore Law Data Protection, News

The UK body that regulates data protection, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), has issued an overview of key points in relation to the recent European Court of Justice (ECJ) judgment involving Google and the removal of internet search results to …