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Latest articles from Kelly Fraser

  • New Cookies law – what will the proposed ePrivacy Regulation change for website operators?

    New Cookies law – what will the proposed ePrivacy Regulation change for website operators?

    Emerging in the shadow of the hotly discussed GDPR is the forthcoming ePrivacy Regulation (ePR), which is set to repeal the existing 'cookie' law. The ePR has been coined the GDPR's 'forgotten sibling'. Together, it is hoped that they will form a fully comprehensive set of laws governing all uses of personal data within the EU. This short article aims to clarify the ePR's rules surrounding the use of cookie banners to obtain consent for the tracking of data, which may be of relevance to website operators who use cookies to track data.

  • Public Procurement Thresholds set to increase in 2018

    Public Procurement Thresholds set to increase in 2018

    The EU Directive on procurement in respect of the thresholds for awarding contracts has been amended. The current procurement financial thresholds - governing which contract opportunities must be advertised - are set to increase with effect from 1 January 2018.

  • Don't let the GDPR get you down - our top 10 tips

    Don't let the GDPR get you down - our top 10 tips

    GDPR stands for the General Data Protection Regulation, which is the new data protection regime being rolled out across the EU. What this actually means is that the way in which organisations process personal data needs to be reviewed in line with the new requirements under the GDPR. Here are our Top 10 Tips to get ready for the GDPR.

  • Charity opt-out service launched for English registered organisations

    Charity opt-out service launched for English registered organisations

    The Fundraising Preference Service (FPS), which enables members of the public to set out their wishes regarding fundraising contact from charities, has been launched. The FPS only operates in relation to charities registered in England with the Fundraising Regulator. Here was also look at the regulations which apply in Scotland.