One of the last pieces of legislation to be passed by Parliament prior to the 2017 General Election was the Digital Economy Act which brings welcome changes in a variety of areas, some of which, arguably, are long overdue. While many of the provisions are specific to particular industries and sectors, the Act will introduce changes specific to data sharing and direct marketing. About the Act The Act, which received royal assent in April 2017, covers a wide variety of measures relating … [Read more...] about Act changes privacy and marketing laws
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Ignoring the risks and challenges posed by a lack of understanding of the practical implications of using OSS can lead to difficulties in future, says Anoop Joshi OSS: Interacting with Open Source Software (OSS) is a mainstay of modern software development and is encountered by software developers and users on a daily basis. To make the most of the advantages, we have to embrace working with OSS by understanding its role in software and product development. All code is subject to … [Read more...] about Do you have Open Source in your Tech Stack?
Electronic marketing: A recurring question from organisations is whether they can send emails to individuals who have opted out of marketing to ask them if they would like to opt back in. Is that request, in itself, “marketing”? How should marketing consents be refreshed in advance of the General Data Protection Regulation? Recent monetary penalty notices issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have considered just that issue. In short, the ICO ruled that sending such a … [Read more...] about Beware pitfalls of breaching rules on electronic marketing
GDPR: With just under a year to go until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, now is the time to make sure your organisation is preparing for the biggest overhaul of EU data protection laws for 20 years. The GDPR takes effect on 25 May 2018 and will continue to apply post-Brexit when existing EU laws are incorporated into UK law under the Great Repeal Bill. However, a recent survey, carried out by Ipsos MORI and Brodies LLP, revealed a low level of awareness and … [Read more...] about Be prepared for new data protection laws