Data Protection Act 2018

The UK’s third generation of data protection law has now received the Royal Assent and its main provisions will commence on 25 May 2018. The new Act aims to modernise data protection laws to ensure they are effective in the years to come. An introduction to the Data Protection Bill As the Data Protection Bill went through Parliament…

GDPR Data Protection – What You Need To Know

General Data Protection Regulation came into force on the 25th May 2018. Since then, businesses have been working hard to ensure their processes are compliant. Primarily by following the guidelines of GDPR data protection to protect their customers. If you’re still in the process of GDPR compliance software, this guide will help you to prepare with…

Fraudsters posing as banks in data protection emails phishing scam

  New data laws coming into force are being used by scammers to steal personal information, police have warned. Customers of NatWest are among those targeted by the scammers, who have been sending fraudulent emails claiming to be from the bank. Companies have been contacting their customers to give reassurance that they are adhering to the new General Data Protection Regulation laws.…

London councils spend over £1m preparing for GDPR

Local authorities in London have spent over £1.2m in preparation for new data protection laws, new research finds. A new policy paper from the Parliament Street think tank has revealed how much individual local authorities have spent on software, training and consultancy to prepare for the incoming General Data Protect Regulation (GDPR). GDPR, which will come into…