Proposals to regulate self-driving vehicles announced

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On 18 December 2020, the Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission announced proposals to regulate self-driving vehicles which ensure safety through legal framework. The main proposals include: A scheme that includes monitoring the vehicles performance and software updates throughout its life to ensure safety. Defining the responsibilities of fleet owners, […]

Brexit: Sending goods to and from the European Union?

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Since the United Kingdom’s (UK) exit from the European Union (EU) on 31 December 2020 (end of the transition period) the rules on sending good to and from the EU have changed. You will now need to fill out customs forms when sending goods to the EU, unless sending from Northern Ireland. A brief note […]

Tougher laws criminalizing online bullying are being considered

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It has been reported that ministers are working with the Law Commission to create criminal offences which would allow prosecution of those responsible for online communications that caused “serious emotional distress” to a victim. Those convicted could potentially face up to two years imprisonment under seven new criminal “duty of care” laws. The offences could […]

Are you aware of the Children’s Code?

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The Age Appropriate Design Code or Children’s Code came into force on the 2 September 2020. It has a twelve-month transition period which means organisations need to conform by 2 September 2021. The Code is a statutory code of practice under the Data Protection Act 2018. Data protection law recognises that the personal data of […]

The 15 Standards of the Children’s Code

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The Age Appropriate Design Code also known as the Children’s Code came into force on the 2 September 2020. It has a twelve-month transition period which means organisations need to conform by 2 September 2021. The Code is a statutory code of practice under the Data Protection Act 2018. It contains fifteen standards which are […]

Data protection after Brexit

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From the 31 January 2020 the United Kingdom (UK) was no longer a European Union (EU) member. Since exit day the UK has entered the implementation period (transition period), during which the UK must continue to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and is generally treated as an EU state for law […]

The A’s to your Q’s on e-commerce!

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What is e-commerce and why is it so important? In short, e-commerce is the term covering the buying and selling of goods and services online. Traditional commerce has always come in a physical form, e.g. the customer visiting a shop and purchasing goods in person, however, in an ever-growing tech world, everything is moving online. […]

Why Bother?

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It is no secret but the High Street is on its last legs. By 2023 it is estimated that 71.2% will be using their smart devices to buy stuff. Its quite a figure and for the next two years everybody will be seeking to develop their online businesses. Throw in the pandemic and its never […]

Data Protection

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Data. It’s valuable. Look. After. It.  Over the past twenty years I have lost count of the number of times people have complained to me as to data protection. Probably done the same! It’s a bore, it’s time consuming, it’s bureaucratic , it’s complicated and a waste of time. Whilst I recognise your frustration don’t […]