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Legal Alert: Data protection and privacy

Legal Alert is a monthly checklist from Atom Content Marketing highlighting new and pending laws, regulations, codes of practice and rulings that could have an impact on your business.

New law: Organisations face new UK standard contractual clauses to be used to protect personal data they transfer out of the UK

Atom Content Marketing Legal Alert Atom Content Marketing March 2022

Organisations that transfer individuals’ personal data out of the UK to a country that the UK does not recognise as having adequate data protection laws need to reconsider which contractual clauses they use in their data transfer agreements, following the UK’s introduction of new standard clauses from 21 March 2022.

New schemes: Organisations considering certification under new data protection schemes

Atom Content Marketing Legal Alert Atom Content Marketing October 2021

Organisations can now apply to be certified under three new schemes approved by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), with certification providing evidence that they meet the standards set by each scheme and are handling personal data properly and lawfully when carrying out the activities covered by it.

Legal Alert - October 2021

Atom Content Marketing Legal Alert Atom Content Marketing October 2021

A monthly checklist from Atom Content Marketing highlighting new and pending laws, regulations, codes of practice and rulings that could have an impact on your business.

New Code: Information Commissioner’s Office Code for providers of online services which children are likely to access goes live

Atom Content Marketing Legal Alert Atom Content Marketing September 2021

Organisations providing online services to children up to 18, or online services that children are likely to access, should ensure they are now complying with the Age Appropriate Design Code published by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), which took full effect from 2 September 2020.

Legal Alert - August 2021

Atom Content Marketing Legal Alert Atom Content Marketing August 2021

A monthly checklist from Atom Content Marketing highlighting new and pending laws, regulations, codes of practice and rulings that could have an impact on your business.

New practice: Employers may need access to employees’ private phones, email, social media accounts, etc to satisfy data protection obligations

Atom Content Marketing Legal Alert Atom Content Marketing June 2021

Employers whose employees are allowed to use their own phones, computers or tablets, private email accounts and messaging services, or personal accounts on social or business media such as Twitter, LinkedIn, WhatsApp or Instagram for work purposes should ensure they are able to require their employees to give them access to personal data held on those phones, accounts etc where this is required to comply with data protection laws.

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