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Blog: Simplifying subject access requests – new detailed SARs guidance

When the ICO publishes guidance, it's a good idea to read it...: The right of access is a fundamental right under data protection law. And it has never been more necessary. In a world where personal data is used almost everywhere – by everyone – it’s vital that people have the right to be able to find out what’s happening to their information. More and more people are waking up to the power of their personal data, and are exercising their rights. That’s why, as an organis

Further Tension Between National Security and Protecting Privacy: Latest EU Judgments

For UK businesses this is yet another complication arising from Brexit. I'm advising my clients, wherever possible, to separate data flows into EEA and non-EEA zones just in case the EU Commission does not grant an adequacy decision...: United Kingdom, French and Belgian national security laws (and such laws of other EU Member States) fell under the scrutiny of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), which on October 6, 2020, ruled on whether such laws were compat

Ransomware Victims That Pay Up Could Incur Steep Fines from Uncle Sam

Nothing to see here. Move along...: Companies victimized by ransomware and firms that facilitate negotiations with ransomware extortionists could face steep fines from the U.S. federal government if the crooks who profit from the attack are already under economic sanctions, the Treasury Department warned today. Image: Shutterstock In its advisory (PDF), the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) said “companies that facilitate ransomware payments to c