Internet, telecoms, and tech law predictions for 2022

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Things I predict will happen in 2022: Telecoms companies, Internet service providers, and device manufacturers will start to get to grips with new government security requirements, in some cases Read more

decoded.legal and the seven OSI layers for Internet, telecoms, and tech legal advice

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Blake E Reid, an excellent US tech/telecoms law professor, tweeted: This is a good argument for Internet law folks to take telecom law, where the environmental impacts of Internet infrastructure Read more

How to handle data subject access requests under the UK GDPR

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This blog post is a short(ish) guide to the core issues in handling subject access requests under the UK GDPR. If you have received a request and you are not sure where to start, this will help you Read more

Personal data breach reporting for service outages (such as when your CDN is down)

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(CDN: content delivery network. Such as Akamai.) Even though it is not obviously within the scope of the definition of "personal data breach", guidance from both the UK's regulator and the European Read more

The UK is adequate (for data protection purposes)

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The long-running saga as to whether the United Kingdom will be considered "adequate" from a data protection point of view has reached an important, and probably welcome to many, point: today, the Read more

Five things to take from the European Parliament's response to the Commission on the GDPR

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The European Parliament has published its report on the European Commission's report on the implementation of the GDPR, which the Commission published two years after its application. Yes, it's a Read more

The territorial scope of the GDPR, as applied by the High Court

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1 This week saw what is, I believe, the first English judgment dealing with the territorial scope of the GDPR. This blogpost is a reminder of the rules on "territorial scope", and weaves in the High Read more

Four legal tips to keep your business running smoothly in 2021

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1 The pandemic is getting worse, democracy in the USA seems to have collapsed, and if you have to say "you're still on mute" one more time, you'll explode. And it's only the 11th of January. Here are Read more

The UK/EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement and data protection: what you should do now

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I know it's Christmas. And I know I'm supposed to be on holiday. But I also know that some of you have been planning for, or even just worrying about, what you need to do to prepare for the end of Read more

Privacy policy or privacy notice?

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1 Occasionally I get asked "should I have a privacy policy or a privacy notice?". And the answer is usually "both" (or, at least, things which have the same effect). If you're not sure what the Read more