Is Privacy Shield still adequate for data transfers to the US?
In July 2016, the European Commission formally adopted Privacy Shield, a new framework for exchanges of personal data between the EU and US for commercial purposes. This means that Privacy Shield is approved by the EC as an adequate means of transferring personal data from the EEA to the US. This remains the position until the EC decides to change its adequacy decision.
New requirements for providers of essential services
The Network and Security Information Regulations 2018 came into force earlier this year. These regulations impose security, incident reporting and registration requirements on providers of essential services (water, energy, transport, health, and digital infrastructure) and on businesses that provide online services to operators of essential services.
How to make your IT outsourcing contracts work for you
For thousands of businesses across the UK, outsourcing IT provides greater value, a better return on investment and peace of mind. It allows companies to spread their investment in IT infrastructure and call upon a wealth of expertise as and when needed, rather than employing a large in-house team.
The rise of the autonomous vehicle… the long road ahead
When Leonardo De Vinci first sketched a rough blueprint for a self-propelled cart 500 years ago could he have imagined that it would lead to an influx of driverless vehicles on our roads?
Can Wi-Fi providers be liable for the actions of their users?
Many cafes, restaurants, hotels and shops provide free Wi-Fi to customers, this may often be provided free of charge with no or only basic security, sometimes there may be no password to connect the Wi-Fi or the password may be the name of the establishment.
Breaking records for all the wrong reasons – lessons to be learnt from TalkTalk
In what has become a stark reminder to all companies to take appropriate measures to protect customer data, TalkTalk has been fined a record Â£400,000 by the ICO for cyber security failings which Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has said, â€œallowed hackers to penetrate TalkTalk’s systems with easeâ€�.
A summary of the new General Data Protection Regulation
The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become directly applicable in all member states on 25 May 2018. It will create clarity for businesses by establishing a single set of rules across the EU.
Spinning out without falling over
When a spin-out company is successful the results can be spectacular. In 2014 Zynga Inc acquired NaturalMotion, a leading games and technology company from Oxford University Innovation whose game titles include Dawn of Titans and CSR Racing, for more than US $527 million.