Business people often type their name at the end of emails setting out agreements. And some have taken to inserting images of their signatures onto documents with a signature block, but most will not have considered whether this actually constitutes valid execution of a document.
UK data protection legislation, including the new GDPR, is enforced by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO has the authority to issue monetary fines of up to 4% of a company’s annual worldwide turnover, or 20 million euros, for those in breach of their data protection duties.
All businesses should be aware that you need a lawful basis for processing your customers’ personal data. If you rely on consent, then this must be freely given, specific and a clear indication of the individuals’ wishes under The Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA).
Joanne Gallagher, Partner and head of our Corporate and Commercial team speaks to Thinking Business about "data selfies" and how businesses can assess their compliance with the Data Protection Act of 1998.
When the news broke about Brexit on 24th June 2016, our expert lawyers each wrote a round up of the implications that could potentially you and your business.
Following the much awaited UK referendum outcome, we have been thinking about what a Leave vote could mean and, set out below, are articles with our first thoughts.
Now that the UK has voted to leave the EU, what is the future for the UK’s data protection regime?