Tag Archives: Data protection

Don’t let your cookie compliance crumble

The price of getting cookie compliance wrong can be costly: in early 2022, for instance, Google and Facebook were together fined over €200 million by the French data protection regulator for cookie-related infringements. Collyer Bristow offers a free service to …

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Rights without responsibilities?

Website cookie notices have raised awareness that an individual’s personal data is often used for purposes not clearly explained to them and/or not with their active consent. DSARs are therefore a useful and valuable tool for customers, employees, service users …

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Dear Santa…A Cautionary Data Privacy Tale

It had been quite a year for the keepers of that vast, ever-changing database held in that ever-so-secure environment right by the North Pole. Since Santa Claus had come to the uncomfortable realisation that not only the identities of the …

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Article 27 of the GDPR – Do you need to appoint a UK/EU Data Representative?

In this short podcast, Patrick Wheeler, Partner and Head of Data Protection, is joined by trainee Rhiannon Thompson to discuss the impact of Article 27 of both the UK and EU GDPR on businesses which operate in territories where they …

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Website cookies crumble as they fail to meet legislation

Collyer Bristow warns that, following the closure of businesses during the current and past lockdowns and increasing reliance on online operations, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is placing a greater focus on website cookies and their compliance. Cookies are small …

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Now is the time to review your data protection policies

The end of the Brexit transition period and a recent decision of the European Court of Justice means that your business may need to make urgent changes to your data protection policies and procedures regarding the sharing of personal data. …

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WM Morrisons Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants – Supreme Court hands down decision

The Supreme Court has handed down its Judgment in this high profile case in which Morrisons appealed previous findings of vicarious liability for a malicious data breach carried out by an ex-employee. The appeal also concerned whether the Data Protection …

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British Airways facing record GDPR fine

The fine represents 1.5% of its 2017 worldwide turnover, and whilst below the maximin possible 4% fines represents the largest single fine handed down by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Patrick Wheeler, Partner and Head of Intellectual Property and Data …

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