WhatsApp: We won’t share your data with Facebook… for now

16 March 2018

Following an investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK’s data protection watchdog, WhatsApp has signed a public commitment not to share personal data (i.e. data which identifies individuals) with Facebook until data protection concerns are addressed. Facebook acquired WhatsApp in 2014, and the ICO’s investigation commenced in August 2016 to address concerns being […]

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Brexit and planning for the unknown in IT

26 October 2017

As is beginning to become apparent, Brexit has wide-ranging consequences in many commercial and business areas. This is equally true in the sphere of data protection, where much of the applicable legislation has developed at an EU level. This is readily understandable, given (i) the wide-ranging technological advances that have occurred since the UK joined the European Communities in 1973 and (ii) the quintessentially cross-border nature of these developments.

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Royal Assent received for the Digital Economy Act 2017

26 May 2017

New legislation introduced to extend digital connectivity, regulate direct marketing and protect consumers from unexpected phone bills and ticket bots. The Digital Economy Act 2017 (Act) has officially made its way into UK law. The Act addresses some of the many issues arising in conjunction with the surge in use of technology, digital media and […]

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