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Data Protection Newsletter April 2020

Issue 4

Welcome to our April 2020 edition of Prettys’ Data Protection and Privacy Team’s Newsletter.

This month we look at:

For further information about data protection issues, please contact our data protection and privacy team on 01473 232121 or email dataprotection@prettys.co.uk.

Contents

Coronavirus and the impact on data protection

With uncertainty surrounding coronavirus mounting, the ICO are reminding us that direct communication from the Government, NHS and other public bodies via text and emails are not prohibited under data protection legislation. Phone calls, texts and emails reminding us to stay at home ... Read more

A 2020 vision for data protection

As organisations reflect on 2019 and the ever changing borderless digital/data landscape, we saw the beginning of trends being set in terms of data protection by the Information Commissioner’s Office (‘ICO’) and data protection authorities across Europe. The force of the ICO has ... Read more

2020 data protection case law update

The 25 May 2018 seems a distant memory and it is it hard to imagine what the second anniversary of the GDPR will bring given the current epidemic we are facing. However, what is certain is that the legal framework surrounding data protection ... Read more

Subject access requests – an update

It is no secret that subject access requests (‘SARs’) are an administrative burden on organisations, regardless of their size. They remain one of the biggest challenges organisations face in terms of data protection compliance. Failure to respond to a SAR within the required ... Read more

UK Courts set a trend for class actions

Class actions in UK Courts have up until recent months have been rare. However, organisations that suffered large scale data breaches are now having to deal with potentially high profile and expensive court action. Well-known organisations like British Airways and Marriott were issued with ... Read more

What to expect in 2020

As we look towards the second anniversary of the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018, the last year has seen a number of significant developments in terms of data protection. Many organisations are still not where they are expected to be in ... Read more

Matthew Cole

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Senior Associate

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