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14/07/2021 Article: ICO publishes Annual Report 2020/2021

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published its annual report, containing details of its activities and financial statements between April 2020 and March 2021.

Unsurprisingly, a focus of the report is Covid-19, which has impacted both the way in which the ICO has worked, and the types of issues which the ICO has been addressing (such as contact tracing and Covid-19 apps). The ICO has also continued to progress its work in areas such as artificial intelligence, children’s privacy, data sharing, accountability and data analytics.

10/06/2021 Publication: You need to know where your data is going to identify compliance and risk issues

Data protection expert and lawyer Olivia Whitcroft explains the impact of Brexit and Schrems II on tech contracts and what action you need to take.

Read Olivia’s article “You need to know where your data is going to identify compliance and risk issues” published in issue 322 of PC Pro, on newsstands now. PC Pro website:

23/04/2021 Publication: DPIAs – in light of everything

Published by PDP Privacy and Data Protection Journal (, this article looks at how recent developments have impacted risk profiles and DPIAs.

22/02/2021 Newsflash: EU Commission publishes draft adequacy decisions for data transfers to the UK

On 19 February, the EU Commission published two draft adequacy decisions for the transfer of personal data from the EU to the UK. One relates to the GDPR and the other to the Law Enforcement Directive.