Posts by Rob Beardmore

  • Data privacy and cybersecurity: Autumn agenda 2022

    The summer is traditionally a slow time for new developments but 2022 has not played ball. In particular, the government’s proposed reforms of the UK data protection regime have moved a step closer to reality with the introduction of the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill to parliament.

  • Data privacy and cybersecurity: Spring agenda 2022

    The UK’s new Information Commissioner took charge in January and quickly opened a major listening exercise to gather feedback from businesses, organisations, and individuals about their experiences of engaging with the ICO. The consultation remains open until 1 May.

  • GDPR one year on: some highlights in words and numbers

    Saturday marks the first birthday of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). While this time a year ago, up to our necks in updating privacy policies, getting subject access procedures up to standard, delivering training and so on, perhaps few of us would have been wishing this complex behemoth of privacy law well!

  • Using privacy by design to build GDPR resilience in existing business systems

    PLC Magazine recently published a thought-provoking article, Data protection: privacy by (re)design, by Sylvain Magdinier and Claire Walsh of Marshall Denning. The piece provides a thorough analysis of one of the most challenging concepts of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), privacy by design (PbD) under Article 25.

  • Four months to go: new GDPR content on Practical Law

    As our recent GDPR compliance market survey showed, many in-house lawyers are not feeling confident about their organisation complying with the GDPR by 25 May 2018, a considerable number pointing to a lack of management buy-in.

  • Key messages from Practical Law’s GC Leadership Summit 2017

    I attended Practical Law’s GC Leadership Summit last week. This year’s central theme was innovation which set the scene for some interesting discussions on corporate governance, the changing role of the general counsel and approaching the GDPR and cyber challenges, amongst other things. Here’s a whistle-stop tour of some of the key messages.

  • Data protection: will Britannia waive the rules?

    Matthew Hancock MP, the Minister of State for Digital and Culture, will be giving a keynote speech on Brexit and the implications for the UK data protection landscape next Tuesday, 8 November, at Practical Law’s Future of Data Protection Forum.  I look forward with interest to what the minister will have to say.