Monthly Archives: January 2016

EU’s new Data Protection Regulation – what you need to know

Updated Tuesday, August 30, 2016

In April 2016 the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was signed into law by the European Union. It will take effect in all member states two years after its formal adoption.

The regulation represents the most significant global development in data protection law since the EU Data Protection Directive in 1995. A “regulation”, unlike a “directive”, will be applicable in all EU member states without the need for national legislation. The regulation’s aim is to harmonise data protection law across all member states. It will supersede the UK Data Protection Act.

The changes are designed to make sure that people’s personal information is protected – no matter where it is sent, processed or stored – even outside the EU. They will give people more control over their own personal data. Continue reading

Free On-Demand Webinar – CPD Changes: Are You Prepared?

Less than a year remains before the SRA’s new approach to continuing competency becomes mandatory. This webinar will demystify the regulations for solicitors, compliance officers, L&D departments and managers.

Are you debating when to adopt the new approach?
After this webinar you will have a clear understanding of the tools and next steps required for a successful transition. The webinar will include:

  • Best practice
  • Case studies
  • SRA guidance
  • Practical advice

Watch the course now

This recording is provided free of charge. If you found it valuable, feel free to forward it to a colleague.

Microsoft ends support for Internet Explorer 8 today – January 12, 2016

Today, January 12, is the last time Microsoft will deliver security updates to users that are still using Internet Explorer 8 as well as most users that are still on versions 9 or 10.

From now on, only the most recent version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical support and security updates. For example, customers using Internet Explorer 8, Internet Explorer 9, or Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 7 SP1 must migrate to Internet Explorer 11 to continue receiving security updates and technical support. Continue reading