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Data Protection now the UK has left the EU: February 2021 Update

The EU Commission has issued a draft decision that the UK will be granted a full adequacy decision which will enable data flows from the EU/EEA to continue as they did when the UK was in the EU. However the European Data Protection Board still has to formalise this and will not do this before it has consulted with member states.

Draft decision deems UK data laws ‘adequate’

24 February 2021: The UK government has welcomed the European Commission’s recent draft data adequacy decision, which paves the way for the continued free flow of data from the EU and the UK.

Staying safe in cyber space

The results of government consultation on cyber regulation and incentives have recently been published. Kirstin Gillon highlights some key findings.

HMRC to publish furlough claim details

If you are claiming furlough grant monies on behalf of your clients from 1 December 2020 you may wish to make your clients aware that HMRC is required to publish the names of employers and an indicative value of claims in the public domain irrespective of any data protection agreements you may have in place with them.

Prepare for Brexit now

The clock is ticking, here’s what you need to do

Data protection and Brexit

Dr Jane Berney

When the transition period ends on 31 December 2020, the UK will become what is known as a ‘third country’ by the EU. This means UK organisations or individuals cannot assume they can continue to process the personal data of EU data subjects in the same way as now.

Staying cyber safe at home

Data is at greater risk when working from home. David Adams looks at how companies are introducing technology such as encryption, biometric authentication and cloud-based services to ensure cyber security .

Managing risks through better design principles

David Lyford-Smith June 2020

Organisations need to tackle the risks associated with adopting cognitive technology so that they can benefit from the potential efficiencies and insights that it can offer.

Risks of cognitive technologies

David Lyford-Smith June 2020

Key risk areas that have arisen from our research include inexplicability, data protection, bias and context, as well as wider automation risks. These areas include both larger-scale strategic risks around adopting cognitive technologies and tactical considerations that may affect specific projects.

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