Global Data Hub
Global Data Hub draws on Taylor Wessing's international expertise to provide you with insight and guidance on data protection issues. Our in-depth analysis, news updates and events will help you navigate the minefield of global data protection law.
2016 was the year the GDPR finally completed its legislative journey and the EU-US Privacy Shield replaced Safe Harbor. We look back at the main developments in data protection in the UK and Singapore, and ahead to topics which will be high on the data protection and cybersecurity agendas in 2017.
Understanding the philosophy behind the GDPR is fundamental to complying with its requirements. This month, our international team looks at some of the core concepts which underpin the incoming legislation, from the data protection principles, to consent, to privacy by design, and special (formerly sensitive) personal data.
The GDPR will place an enhanced compliance burden on data controllers and processors. Understanding the main requirements will be crucial. We look at data breach reporting, Data Protection Officer and Data Impact Assessment requirements, and at how to maintain an audit trail in order to demonstrate compliance to the regulators and to individuals.