Regulatory Developments

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One of Janet’s activities is to monitor and, where possible, influence regulatory developments that affect us and our customer universities, colleges and schools as operators of large computer networks. Since Janet and its customer networks are classified by Ofcom as private networks, postings here are likely to concentrate on the regulation of those networks.

Postings here are, to the best of our knowledge, accurate on the date they are made, but may well become out of date or unreliable at unpredictable times thereafter. Before taking action that may have legal consequences, you should talk to your own lawyers.

NEW: To help navigate the many posts on the General Data Protection Regulation, I've classified them as most relevant to developing a GDPR compliance process, GDPR's effect on specific topics, or how the GDPR is being developed.

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One of the key steps in preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation is to know why you are processing each set of personal data, and which of the six legal justifications applies: consent, contract, legal obligation, vital interest, public interest or legitimate interest. The Regulation significantly tightens the rules on when consent can be used, so data controllers may well have to look more closely at the other five.

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