ISOLAS LLP Partner, James Montado, and Associate, Michael Adamberry, have once again contributed to Thomson Reuters Data Privacy Advisor service; a platform that combines its popular Practical Law service with global legal and regulatory information, news, and current awareness.
James and Michael have written the guide, entitled ‘Data Protection in Gibraltar: Overview’, which is structured as a Q&A guide to data protection in Gibraltar.
The piece provides a high-level overview of the data protection laws, regulations, and principles in Gibraltar, including the main obligations and processing requirements for controllers, processors, and other third parties. It also covers data subject rights, the supervisory authority's enforcement powers, and potential sanctions and remedies. The rules applicable to cookies and spam are also briefly covered.
James commented as follows:
“We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to regularly contribute to regulatory and advisory service platforms provided by market leaders such Thomson Reuters. Exposure to a global audience of both practitioners and professional firms can only bolster our Data Protection & Privacy Team’s reputation as the leading privacy advisors on the Rock.
Evident from the contact tracing measures undertaken worldwide in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, privacy remains a hot topic. With Brexit looming in the background, and recent decisions from Court of Justice of the European Union invalidating the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, we expect data protection to remain in the spotlight for the foreseeable future. Following the UK’s recent departure from the EU on 31 January 2020, GDPR continues to apply in Gibraltar until the end of the UK-EU transition period, alongside the Data Protection Act 2004. We remain positive that following ‘exit day’, the upcoming ‘Gibraltar GDPR’ will continue to provide an equivalent regime that guarantees that data subjects’ rights are respected.
We are hopeful that the EU will share this view, but in the absence of any adequacy decision for Gibraltar being negotiated as part of any Brexit deal, our team will continue to find innovative solutions for our clients in order to alleviate the burden of regulatory compliance in complex areas such as trans-border data flows.”
Thomson Reuters’ guides provide exclusive news, analysis, and practical guidance from a global team of regulatory compliance experts and journalists. The Q&A guide is available for subscribers here: https://uk.practicallaw.thomsonreuters.com/w-016-6813
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