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There was a rumour following the introduction of the GDPRs that companies no longer had to register (or notify) with the ICO and pay a fee. This was because the Data Protection Act 1998 (which the GDPRs were replacing) contained specific wording to say that companies...read more
The way we use and share data has changed in ways we could have never imagined since the original Data Protection Act 1998. Given these changes the time was definitely right for legislators to update the legal framework by introducing the General Data Protection...read more
We know how tempting it can be to get started with work before a contract is agreed. The client is pushing for things to get moving, your company wants the income and relationships are rosy at the start. But please take our warning that the consequences of doing so...read more
Trade marks can be a valuable business asset. But what actually do they do? Trade marks are generally used to protect brand names and logos. As part of the application process for your trade mark, you must submit a specification – the goods and services for which you...read more
Who is liable under current law? The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), which currently regulates data protection law in England, distinguishes between two types of ‘users’ of personal data (see what is the difference below):- Data controller; and Data processor. The...read more
Carphone Warehouse has recently been fined £400,000 by the ICO following a hack which resulted in unauthorised access to records containing personal data of over 3 million customers and employees. There were a number of security failings identified, and whilst the ICO...read more