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Data Protection Newsletter

June 2019

Welcome

to our June 2019 edition of Prettys Data Protection Newsletter. 

This month we look at:

For further information about data protection issues, please contact our data protection team.

Contents

At One with GDPR

The 25th May 2019 marked the one year anniversary of the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (‘DPA’). As organisations have scrambled to get themselves compliant with the GDPR, in the past 12 months EU Data ... Read more

Paying your data protection fee

In November 2018 the Information Commissioner’s Office (‘ICO’) issued over 100 monetary penalties to organisations that had not paid the annual data protection fee. 16 of those 100 organisations were issued with a penalty of £4,000. In March this year, Farrow and Ball Limited ... Read more

Six top tips for staying compliant in 2019

The GDPR saw a major overhaul of how businesses, regardless of size, handle personal data. Firms must evaluate how they collect, store and process personal data to protect a person’s privacy – and 12 months on, many are still finding the regulation a challenge. ... Read more

Data Breaches & Monetary Penalty Notices - Forecast for 2019

Google’s 50 million euro fine made headlines as the first fine to be issued under the GDPR and while many of us still wait to see many more GDPR fines make the headlines, in the past year Ireland has become one of Europe’s ... Read more

Journalism and Data Protection

The right to private life and the freedom of expression remain fundamental to society and our way of life. In light of the introduction of the GDPR and the DPA, the ICO has clarified the practices and ethics that the press industry should ... Read more

Data Protection and Employment References

It is no secret that most employers will at some point provide references about existing or former employees. The legal landscape surrounding references in an employment context has developed since the introduction of the GDPR, as the GDPR introduced more issues that employers ... Read more

Conclusion & an invitation to the Data Protection Seminar

While many organisations have got to grips with data compliance and protection, there is still a lot to be done and the GDPR will require ongoing attention. Organisations can’t forget that while our exit from the EU looms, the GDPR will still apply ... Read more

Matthew Cole

Employment Partner

e mcole@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298221

Emma Loveday-Hill

Senior Associate

e elovedayhill@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298266

Maria Spencer

Paralegal

e mspencer@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298258

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