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UK–US data bridge given the go-ahead

26th September

On September 21, Michelle Donelan, the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, laid adequacy regulations for the UK Extension to the EU–US Data Privacy Framework (DPF). These specify that the USA provides suff ...
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Adequacy decision for EU–US data transfers

31st July

What’s the change in position in relation to EU–US international data transfers? On 11 July 2023, following years of intense negotiations, the European Commission (EC) adopted an adequacy decision (the EU DPF Adequacy Decision) f ...
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Balancing energy cost savings and privacy

22nd March

As the UK battles through the cost-of-living crisis, businesses and households are struggling. The steep rise in energy costs has produced a particular challenge, despite the energy price cap set by Ofgem and various government ...
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Pritchetts Law recognised in top legal directories

20th October 2022

We are delighted to announce that, once again, we have been ranked in two leading UK legal directories. The Chambers UK Guide 2023 has recognised our presence in the Data Protection and Information Law practice area, while The L ...
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ICO to keep up to £7.5m a year from UK GDPR fines

15th June 2022

The UK’s data protection regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”), has announced that it is to keep a portion of the money raised from civil monetary penalties that it issues. Previously, all of this money was ch ...
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Consultation on UK DP reforms: our response

3rd December 2021

On 10 September, the UK government launched a consultation on its proposals to reform UK data protection law. Its stated aim was to create “an adaptable and dynamic set of rules that are flexible enough to be interpreted quickly ...
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Pritchetts Law recognised as Leading Firm in latest Legal 500 rankings

6th October 2021

Here at Pritchetts Law, we are celebrating our success after being ranked in one of the UK’s leading legal directories once again. The Legal 500 carries out extensive research to compile its annual list of the best law firms ...
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What do the new SCCs for international data transfers mean for UK organisations?

21st June 2021

On Friday 4 June 2021, the European Commission issued a final set of standard contractual clauses for international data transfers (“New EU Transfer SCCs”). The new clauses are one of the mechanisms that allow a lawful transfer ...
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Bridging the Brexit gap: how the EU-UK trade deal affects UK data protection law

18th January 2021

After eight months of negotiations, the EU–UK trade deal – or more properly, the EU–UK Trade and Co-operation Agreement (“TCA”) – was signed on 30 December 2020. The agreement sets out the framework of the EU–UK relationship now ...
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International data transfers: our insights on the new SCCs

23rd November 2020

The European Commission has been under intense pressure for years to upgrade its suite of standard contractual clauses (“ SCCs ”) for international data transfers  – not least to update them in light of the new requirements s ...
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