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Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the GDPR - Part one

‘Computer says no’!

Over twenty years ago, the ‘Little Britain’ comedy sketch show highlighted the deep frustration felt by individuals when faced with the inexplicable decision making of a computer. A young child is denied an operation, a bank customer a premium account service, all with no other explanation given other than…’the computer says no’!

PwC Data Protection Bootcamp Invite for December

2018 has certainly been an eventful year in the history of Data Protection with the implementation of GDPR and many other key developments. In this Bootcamp led by Stewart Room, Tughan Thuraisingam, and Laia Bertran Manye from PwC's Data Protection Strategy, Legal and Compliance Team, we will provide a month by month recap on some of the significant developments over the last year and reflect on the implications for 2019.

GDPR … what’s all the liability about?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in all EU Member States on 25 May 2018, which means it is now only lawful for a data processor to process personal data on behalf of a data controller if the processing takes place under a written contract that contains certain mandatory contract terms.

Post GDPR Live Environment: Part 2 - 'The Butterfly effect' and Modern Business Needs

In the first part of this blog we identified two of the key trends for businesses to consider in the post GDPR live environment – the operationalisation of the GDPR within your business, and the interaction of the GDPR with other areas of law. In this second blog post, we will explore two more key trends that your business should consider in the post GDPR live environment.

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How will GDPR affect your business?

Stewart Room, Joint Global Head of Data Protection and Global Legal Services leader, PwC UK, discusses the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its impacts for both entities and citizens.

‘Living and Breathing’ Accountability

The General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) was born with the aim to be technologically neutral (Recital 15 GDPR). The upside of this tech neutrality is that it will (hopefully) award a long lifetime to GDPR, regardless of technical innovation. The downside: it makes the accountability principle seem very broad and with practical challenges. But there is light in this space too: operationalising accountability is possible.

The Information Commissioner's Office Consultation on a proposal for a ‘Sandbox’ for new technology

Organisations are increasingly looking to innovate by using technology which often involve novel and untested ways of using personal data. If done correctly, organisations can create a business advantage. If proper procedures are not followed (resulting in inadequate privacy protections), the consequences for an organisation can be disastrous. In order to bridge this gap, the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) has proposed a new ‘regulatory sandbox’ to work more collaboratively with organisations.

No deal Brexit implications for Data Protection - PwC comments on the latest statement from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) published a guidance note on 13 September 2018 on the potential implications for data protection in a ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario. There weren’t any great surprises in the guidance, which concludes that if the UK is not given “adequacy” status then post Brexit UK data importers will need to rely on established mechanisms to legitimise data transfers from the EU, such as EU standard contractual clauses.

Beyond Brexit: What does Brexit mean for GDPR?

The biggest overhaul of data protection in two decades - the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR - comes into force across the EU in May. In this Beyond Brexit episode, our new host, Sally Cosgrove, is joined by Kevin Burrowes, head of clients and markets, and Stewart Room, lead partner for GDPR and data protection, to discuss the potential impact arising from Brexit.

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GDPR rights and data breach handling

In this video series, our specialists share their insights to help you prepare for the GDPR. In the first video, Kate Macmillan and James Rashleigh discuss how organisations can prepare for the introduction of mandatory breach notification. As the number of cyber security breaches continues to increase, are you ready to respond to a potential personal data breach?

The U.K.'s New Data Protection Bill

This morning the Minister of State for Digital, Matt Hancock, released a statement of intent for the UK’s new Data Protection Bill. The Bill has already been through a consulting phase and the Minister has set the Bill’s scheduled implementation date for May 2018, clearly aiming to coincide with the 25 May 2018 implementation date of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).