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A User's Guide to Data Protection: Law and Policy 3rd ed isbn 9781526504999

A User's Guide to Data Protection 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9781784512491
New Edition ISBN: 9781526504999
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781847669803
Published: June 2016
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

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This new title in the comprehensive and established User's Guide to… series covers all the compliance issues that organisations need to be aware of in order to successfully comply with the UK data protection rules and regulations, along with a full assessment of the EU Data Protection Regulations and their impact on UK practice.

Since the previous edition there have been a number of significant developments such as:

  • Increasing uses, data collections and business models surrounding personal data
  • The impact of the EU Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Enhanced rights and obligations
  • Fines of up to 2% of worldwide turnover
  • Significant case law including: Google spain case; The Schrems case; Blocking and UK High Court case; Vidal case; Snowden case
  • Increasing litigation and cases regarding data protection and damages
  • Increasing levels of fines from the Information Commissioner and in an increasing variety of breach circumstances with directors as well as companies being fined by the Information Commissioner
  • Individuals, including private investigators, being prosecuted for DP offences
A User's Guide to Data Protection, 2nd edition, is a practical and comprehensive analysis of current law and procedure which is presented in a clear and accessible reference style.

Data Protection
Part 1: How to Comply with Data Protection Regime
Data protection
Sources of data protection law
History of EU data protection
Data protection principles
Ordinary personal data
Processing pre-conditions
Individual data subject rights
Notification and registration
Time limits for compliance
Enforcement and penalties for non-compliance
Security of personal data
Outsourcing and data processors
Other data protection issues

Part 2: Inward-facing Organisational DP Obligations
Processing employee personal data
Employee data protection rights
Employee considerations
Employee monitoring issues

Part 3: Outward-facing Organisational DP Obligations
Outward facing issues
Cookies and electronic communications
Enforcement powers
Trans border data flows/Transfers of personal data
ePrivacy and electronic communication
Electronic Direct marketing and Spam

Part 4: EU Regime
EU DP Review and update
Social networking
Social networking and access
Jurisdiction and internet providers
Privacy by design
Leveson, privacy and the press