This week I am starting in-house training at my firm, Wansbroughs solicitors. The focus for this is to ensure that everyone is ready for the arrival of the GDPR on the 25 May 2018. With less than three months to go, this is a good time to deal with it.
One new right to be introduced by the GDPR on the 25 May 2018 is data portability. This gives data subjects a right to receive their information from a data controller and re-use it with another service provider. It is most easily understood in context where this already takes place, for example the transmission of certain information where consumers change bank account or phone provider.
When Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) replaced their more simplistic predecessors (EPAs) in 2007, an opportunity arose whereby the person making the LPA (the donor) could include more specific guidance for their attorneys than had previously been possible. While a few clients chose to stipulate that their attorneys must not, for example, invest in companies supporting certain political parties, far more chose to provide no additional guidance, instead leaving the decision-making in the hands of their carefully chosen attorneys without restriction.
“The claimants have applied to the Supreme Court for permission to appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal. A detailed note on the Court of Appeal’s decision is available here. The defendant’s solicitors have been told by the Supreme Court Registry that the application for permission will be placed before the justices for their consideration this week, and that a decision will be notified to the parties. When the defendant’s advisers are officially informed of the outcome of the permission application, a further news item will appear here. The defendant is represented by Edward Faulks QC and Paul Stagg, instructed by Rob Hams of Wansbroughs.”
This week the Government announced a new charging structure for data controllers. The fees are tiered based upon the financial size by turnover and number of staff and as follows:
During a recent seminar I discussed the pros and cons of data management. Dealt with properly, a data audit and data management require us to ponder how we are using data. A number of people attending my seminars have gone away to do just that. Some have reported that with marketing lists, they have been reducing the size of them to ensure that only those on the list who opt in are kept there.