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The General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (“GDPR”): What does this this mean for data processors?

Whilst there are a plethora of articles and briefings on the GDPR the focus has been on the changes to current data protection legislation (“DP Legislation”) which will increase a data subject’s rights to access and control its personal data and the impact this will have on a data controller.

The gig is up!

In just a few short years, gig economy companies (GECs) such as Uber, Deliveroo and Airbnb have become part of the fabric of modern life, using large numbers of individuals engaged on self-employed contracts to provide services to us all with just a few taps of our smart phones.

Supply chain contracts and the risk of exchange rate fluctuations

International supply chain contracts have the added risk of exchange rate fluctuations. A recent Court of Appeal decision underlines the importance of dealing expressly with this issue in the contract. In the case of Proctor & Gamble v Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA (2012) the court refused to imply a term for the benefit of the buyer who was adversely affected by variations to the euro/sterling exchange rate.

Data protection - Sony fined £250,000 for data security breach

In April 2011, a group of hackers attacked part of the PlayStation Platform compromising the personal information of millions of Sony customers, including their names, addresses, email addresses, dates of birth, account passwords and in some cases, credit card details. The UK Information Commissioner’s Office determined that Sony had committed a serious breach of the Data Protection Act 1998.
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