The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published a report on reprimands issued in the second quarter of the year, from April to June 2023. The recent reprimands by ICO shed light on areas of data protection where organizations across the public and private sectors have fallen foul of the UK GDPR and are instructive as to how organisations can improve their practices. Our blog focuses on three key lessons gleaned from these reprimands.Continue Reading Three lessons from ICO’s quarterly enforcement report
The UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport published draft Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure (Security Requirements for Relevant Connectable Products) Regulations 2023 (Draft Security Regulations). These regulations fall under the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Act 2022 (PSTIA) which come into effect on 29 April 2024 and which you can read about in our earlier blog. Part 1 of the PSTIA establishes a regulatory framework that imposes security requirements on manufacturers, importers, and distributors of these products. The Draft Security Regulations outline the specific security requirements for manufacturers.Continue Reading Navigating the Path to Compliance: Takeaways from the New Draft Security Regulations for Connected Devices
On 8 June 2023, the UK Secretary of State for Science, Innovation, and Technology, and US Commerce Secretary jointly announced the intention to establish a UK-US data bridge.
The proposed data bridge between the UK and the US would build upon the EU-US Data Privacy Framework (DPF) as the UK Extension allowing free transfers of…
The UK’s new Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Act 2022 will take effect on 29 April 2024, and will require manufacturers to implement minimum-security standards on all consumer products with internet or network connectivity, such as smartphones, smart meters, CCTV cameras, smart speakers, games consoles, smart doorbells, and medical devices and wearables before they can be made available for purchase.Continue Reading From Smartphones to Alarm Systems: UK Mandates Minimum Security for Connected Devices
The European Union’s Second Network and Information Systems Directive (“NIS2”) entered into force on 16 January 2023, and replaces the NIS 1 Directive. NIS2 aims to “improve the resilience and incident response capacities of both the public and private sector and the EU as a whole”. In addition to the EU’s NIS2 update, the UK has also recently expanded its Network and Information Systems Regulations, and further details can be found in our blog here. The revised directive aims to remove divergences in cybersecurity requirements and in implementation of cybersecurity measures in different member states. To achieve this, it sets out minimum rules for a regulatory framework and lays down mechanisms for effective cooperation among relevant authorities in each member state. It updates the list of sectors and activities subject to cybersecurity obligations, and provides for remedies and sanctions to ensure enforcement.Continue Reading NIS2 toughens up EU’s cyber security obligations