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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published its third draft journalism code of practice (the Code) on 6 July 2023. The Code has been produced in accordance with a requirement of the Data Protection Act 2018 and provides practical guidance on how organisations can comply with data protection law when using personal information for journalistic purposes. […]

On 19 June 2023, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced the launch of its new guidance in relation to Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs), which it hopes will positively support UK businesses in their development and innovation of new technologies, whilst respecting the privacy of individuals. The new guidance (which is standalone from its anonymisation and […]

The World Ethical Data Foundation has published an open standard for responsible AI designed to “clarify the process of building AI by exposing the steps that go into creating it responsibly”. The Open Suggestions Framework is a free online forum allowing users, developers, technologists, data scientists and others to build upon suggestions, approaches and share […]

The UK and US governments are committed in principle to ensuring the free flow of personal data between the two countries without burdensome red tape. On 8 June 2023, the UK and US governments jointly announced their commitment to establish a “data bridge” to operate as a UK extension to the EU/US Data Privacy Framework […]

The European Commission (EC) has taken a decision that will have positive and significant effects for businesses that transfer personal data from the EU to the US. The decision also has welcome implications for transferring data from the UK to that territory. On 10 July 2023, the EC adopted an adequacy decision for transfers of […]

Join our Data protection team William Richmond-Coggan and Luke Dixon for a comprehensive data protection law update on key issues specifically tailored for General Counsels and In-House lawyers. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your legal expertise and ensure your organisation’s data protection practices are up to date. Date: Thursday 21 September 2023 Time: 11am- […]

Join us in Milton Keynes for this half day employment seminar where we will be covering: best practice for conducting the disciplinary process, including top tips for investigations and the new ACAS guidance on suspensions protecting your data when staff leave an update on Right to Work. Join Freeths Partners Christopher Sing (Employment), William Richmond-Coggan […]

After a stuttering start to its legislative existence, the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill (No.2) (the “Bill”) has been introduced to the UK Parliament by Michelle Donelan, the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology. The UK government’s intention is that the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill will provide a “simple, clear […]

Welcome to the Autumn edition of the Freeths Data Protection Update. In this edition we look at the Information Commissioner’s new guidance on the Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations / Direct Marketing, update you on the state of the EU / US Data Privacy Framework / Data Adequacy discussions, look at some recent DSAR reprimands […]

Welcome to the Summer edition of the Freeths Data Protection Update. In this edition we consider the potential impact of the new Data Reform Bill, the Information Commissioner’s new approach to enforcement in the Public Sector, the regulatory position for using personal data beyond the UK GDPR / DPA, and the recent multi-million pound fine […]

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