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Government consulting DP stakeholders on Brexit implications

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01/08/2016 by:

Our government sources in the Department of Culture, Media and Sport tell us that they are keen to hear from stakeholders over the summer about their views on the future UK DP regime as government, business and other sectoral thinking evolves.  Th...

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ICO’s Denham: GDPR extremely likely to apply before the UK leaves the EU

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03/10/2016 by:

In a speech delivered on Thursday, 29 September in London, the United Kingdom’s new Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, stated that UK businesses with international clients and partners would be wise to carry on with their GDPR preparation...

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UK will ensure unhindered international data flows, Data Protection Minister says

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02/02/2017 by:

The government is committed to bringing the EU Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) into force in full by May 2018 and will bring forward legislation in the next parliamentary session to amend the Data Protection Act 1998. Giving evidence at the Hous...

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Denham: Best way forward would be to obtain an adequacy finding from the EU

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14/03/2017 by:

Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner, is recommending to the government that the UK applies for an EU adequacy finding for data transfers. Giving evidence at the House of Lords EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee on 8 March, Denham said that an...

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ICO wants a strong international presence regardless of Brexit

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10/07/2017 by:

The ICO has issued an international strategy which underlines its aim to retain a strong working relationship with its EU counterparts, as well as form new relationships and learn from other DPAs internationally. The ICO says that it will continue...

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UK Government announces its plans for new Data Protection Bill

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07/08/2017 by:

The Data Protection Bill will implement into UK law the GDPR derogations and the EU Data Protection Law Enforcement Directive, the government announced today. The majority of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provisions will...

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UK government seeks interim solution to international data flows

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24/08/2017 by:

The exchange and protection of personal data , the UK government’s paper, published today, suggests that it is important to agree now a UK-EU model for international data transfers in order to avoid any disruption to business in the future. The...

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The ICO retains its international outlook

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19/10/2017 by:

PL&B attended an IAPP event in London at Dentons on 17 October with Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham, who made comments on several international issues. The ICO wants to stay involved with the EU Art. 29 Data Protection Working Party...

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PL&B joins a group to advise the House of Lords on the UK’s Data Protection Bill

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02/11/2017 by:

On 31 October, Stewart Dresner, PL&B’s Chief Executive, joined a small group of data protection law specialists to advise peers, led by Lord Tim Clement-Jones, on the Data Protection Bill. He is the peer leading the Upper Chamber in the Committee...

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UK PM confident of maintaining data protection standards post-Brexit

02/03/2018 by:

This afternoon, Theresa May, Prime Minister, spoke about data protection law as part of her major policy speech in London on all aspects of Brexit. She said “the free flow of data is also critical for both sides in any modern trading relationship...

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Prime Minister stresses the importance of data protection

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19/02/2018 by:

The government is ready to start talking through data protection arrangements with the EU for when the UK is no longer in the European Union. In a speech delivered at a security conference on 17 February, Prime Minister Theresa May said that we mu...

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Buttarelli gives the post-Brexit options for the UK and insights into the EU DP Board

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23/02/2018 by:

Giovanni Buttarelli, European Data Protection Supervisor, in London yesterday, explained that Elizabeth Denham, UK Information Commissioner, has been working hard to explore different scenarios to ensure that the UK will continue working as a...

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Michel Barnier says no to the UK taking part in the EDPB’s One Stop Shop

29/05/2018 by:

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has said that the UK ICO cannot remain in the European Data Protection Board, EDPB, after Brexit. Barnier also said that the UK would not be able to participate in the One Stop Shop. He said: “Brex...

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UK government makes a case for a legally binding data protection agreement with EU

15/06/2018 by:

In a recently issued technical note, the UK government argues that a legally binding agreement would be more beneficial both for the UK and the EU than an adequacy decision. After Brexit, the UK will be regarded as a third country and will need to...

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MPs: UK should start adequacy talks as soon as possible

05/07/2018 by:

The Exiting the European Union parliamentary committee states that the UK should start adequacy talks with the EU as soon as possible. The Committee says that the chances of an adequacy decision, and a close involvement in how data protection laws...

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