Speak to any business owner in 2018 and their biggest headache was getting to grips with changes in data protection law. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) shone a light on how businesses handled information about employees and customers.
The UK’s post-Brexit data policy [22 mins] 25/03/2022
London has been working on several laws and initiatives with potentially profound implications for its data protection regime.
Brexit has had an immeasurable impact on all aspects of UK society, and data centers are no exception. Supply chain continuity has already been damaged, and there is a growing demand for data sovereignty.
The UK is facing a £1 billion bill to replicate the EU’s chemical database after the government opted to leave the bloc’s REACH system on 31 December.
“Changing data protection law is very central to the government’s post-Brexit policy. We all remember the A-levels fiasco in 2020."
Fears of another A-level-style fiasco as scrutiny of policies made by computer are ditched following Brexit 10/02/2022
‘We all remember the A-levels fiasco, when an algorithm decided what results should be... the poorest students received worse marks’ / “Human review” of decisions made by computer algorithms will be quietly axed under a bonfire of EU laws, MPs have been warned – risking a repeat of the 2020 “A-levels fiasco”.
Manufacturing after Brexit - UKICE 26/01/2022
Just over a year since the UK left the single market and customs union, and despite the impact of the pandemic, which makes this kind of analysis all the trickier, we can begin to analyse the impact that Brexit has had on the UK economy. These impacts will vary significantly by sector and also by region. In this report, the authors investigate what they might be in the area of manufacturing.
If the UK cannot meet European Union standards, it will become a global data pariah.
Cronofy - Back to EU 27/01/2022
While the UK has now left the EU, Cronofy is about to re-join. The UK government's plans to weaken data privacy laws is the final straw.
MI5 had evidence that Arron Banks ‘ordered surveillance’ of information commissioner, MP claims in Commons 22/01/2022
Labour MP alleges Elizabeth Denham was warned by counter-terrorism officers and that ‘her office had to be swept’.
Post-Brexit issues for the NHS 19/01/2022
There are a number of measures that the UK Government must take in order to address the challenges of leaving the EU's single market.
EU-UK relations: There is no steady state 26/10/2021
The EU suspects the UK is deliberately stoking political tension in Northern Ireland in order to wriggle out of treaty commitments it never intended to honour.
The government is proposing to remove EU-era regulatory protections that enable people to challenge the decisions algorithms make about them.
Recently, the government launched a wide-ranging consultation on proposed changes to the UK’s data landscape, with Brussels’ warnings that it will sever a data-sharing agreement with the UK if the proposed reforms are found to pose a threat to EU citizens’ privacy.
Hyperforce data sovereignty comes to France and Germany, but Brexit Britain must wait its turn 21/09/2021
Salesforce is extending its Hyperforce data sovereignty offering to the European Union (EU), but Brexit Britain won’t be part of the program until next year despite being the firm’s second largest market outside of the US.
Businesses in the UK are experiencing various data access and management issues.
On trade, finance, migration, food standards and more, the UK suffers fresh ignominy on a daily basis.
With an adequacy decision for the UK looming, Laura Irvine, a Partner at law firm Davidson Chalmers Stewart, shares her insights on how this will affect storing data in the cloud.
Uncertainty looms over UK’s post-Brexit data protection position: What CISOs should do now 22/04/2021
As the UK’s long-term data protection adequacy status is assessed in Brussels, UK organisations should take steps to ensure GDPR compliance regardless of the EU’s decision.
Britain has lost "significant" access to EU policing data under the Brexit deal negotiated at the end of last year, a House of Lords report has said.
The UK’s Data Dilemma 20/03/2021
But this leaves the U.K. with a large data elephant in the room. What happens if the UK awards an adequacy decision to a country which does not have an adequacy decision with the EU?
50 days on: Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal 23/02/2021
Saturday 20 February was the 50th day since Boris Johnson’s Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) came into effect. Anyone expecting it to settle all questions, or even most of the details, of how we will do business with the EU from now on will be mightily disappointed.