What to do when things go wrong with your ERP implementation

Do’s Know your contract! Firstly, familiarize yourself with your contract.  The provisions have been carefully drafted and are there to be used.  There is no substitute for reading the contract and no need to shy away from the contract for fear of ‘going contractual’: the contract provides the parties with a structure under which you…

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Data protection considerations in Cloud-based ERP systems

In Part 5 of our six-part series on cloud-based ERP Projects, our specialist team of lawyers look at the key data protection considerations for a cloud-based ERP system. The procurement of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems is often a high priority and intensive task given the nature of the system and its strategic importance to…

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Schrems II: EU-US Privacy Shield is invalid

On 16 July, the EU Court of Justice handed down its much anticipated ruling in Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland Limited, Maximillian Schrems (Case C-311/1) – otherwise known as “Schrems II”. The ruling represents a significant milestone for EU and US data transfers. Under the GDPR, the transfer of personal data to a country outside…

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Covid-19 and a new ICO enforcement approach?

EasyJet announced yesterday a recent cyber attack on its systems which enabled hackers to access the emails and travel information of around 9 million customers, including credit card details in some 2,200 cases.  The ICO is currently investigating the breach and it remains to be seen whether any enforcement action will be taken. The incident…

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Personal Data Processing Schedules – Take It Personally

Introduction When we think of key dates in our lives, we think of our birthday, special anniversaries, and, of course, for the data protection specialists among us, the day the GDPR came into force. Although 25th May 2018 may now seem like a distant memory, continued consideration as to how to properly complete data protection…

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