Privacy of a doctor under GMC investigation clashes with that of his patient – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted September 26th, 2016 in complaints, data protection, doctors, medical records, news, privacy by sally

‘An interesting three-way privacy fight between a GP, a patient who had complained about his treatment by the GP, and the GMC who had investigated that complaint. The prize in that fight was a copy of a medical report obtained by the GMC from an independent expert, which had concluded that the GP’s care had fallen below “but not seriously below” the expected standard.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 24th September 2016

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TalkTalk ruling shows ICO will back tiered approach to data breach notification, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 14th, 2016 in data protection, EC law, fines, internet, news, notification, tribunals by tracey

‘A new ruling by the information rights tribunal suggests that businesses in the UK should be prepared to make multiple notifications to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in the event of a data breach under new EU data protection laws, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th September 2016

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Government breached personal data security 9,000 times in a year – The Guardian

‘Personal data security was breached nearly 9,000 times by the government in a year, the National Audit Office (NAO) has found. The watchdog revealed the 17 largest departments recorded 8,995 data breaches in 2014-15 – but that only 14 were reported to the Information Commissioner (ICO).’

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The Guardian, 14th September 2016

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Data protection and Brexit – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 7th, 2016 in data protection, EC law, news, referendums, regulations by sally

‘UK data controllers are already grappling with the biggest change to EU protection in 20 years.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 5th September 2016

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Drones: flightpath to the future? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted September 6th, 2016 in aircraft, data protection, insurance, news, privacy, regulations by sally

‘Drones are rapidly being seen as a feature of the near future, because of the dramatic rise in their private use in the UK.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 5th September 2016

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Drones: flightpath to the future? – Counsel

Posted September 1st, 2016 in aircraft, data protection, insurance, news, privacy, regulations by sally

‘Drones are rapidly being seen as a feature of the near future, because of the dramatic rise in their private use in the UK.’

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Counsel, September 2016

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UK data privacy regulator to monitor WhatsApp’s data sharing with Facebook – The Guardian

Posted August 30th, 2016 in data protection, internet, news, privacy, telecommunications by sally

‘The UK’s data privacy regulator said on Friday it would monitor how popular messaging service WhatsApp shares data with parent Facebook under a new privacy policy.’

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The Guardian, 26th August 2016

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Legal, contractual and ethical issues arise from increased robotics in manufacturing, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

‘The anticipated rise in the use of robots will force manufacturers to rethink contracts with technology suppliers to ensure risks stemming from their use can be passed on.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 25th August 2016

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Donald, Where’s Your Schedule 3 Condition to Share Information Aboot Your Troosers? – Panopticon

Posted August 25th, 2016 in appeals, data protection, human rights, news, Scotland, Supreme Court by sally

‘The insularity of English lawyers can often mean that limited attention is paid to legal developments north of the border. Scotland, like the past, is a legally foreign country and they do things differently there. However, we here at Panopticon are never afraid to join a rousing chorus of ‘500 Miles’ by The Proclaimers (you should see some of the blog’s team at the Christmas Party – carnage). Readers with elephantine memories and little to do by way of fun may recall my post on the Inner House’s judgment concerning the ‘Named Person Service’. At the end of term, the case reached the Supreme Court in The Christian Institute v Lord Advocate [2016] UKSC 51. Apologies in advance for the length of the post which follows…’

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Panopticon, 25th August 2016

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Met police breached data protection laws to spy on own officer – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 25th, 2016 in damages, data protection, human rights, London, news, police by sally

‘Scotland Yard breached data protection laws to spy on one of its own officers while she was on sick leave, it has emerged.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th August 2016

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Internet spying powers backed by review – BBC News

‘Britain’s spies should be allowed to continue harvesting large amounts of data from emails, the government’s reviewer of terror legislation said.’

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BBC News, 19th August 2016

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Council fined £100,000 after social care files left in empty building – The Guardian

Posted August 17th, 2016 in data protection, fines, local government, news, privacy, social services by sally

‘A county council has been fined £100,000 after files containing highly sensitive personal details of more than 100 people were discovered in a disused building.’

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The Guardian, 17th August 2016

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Missing cat found after four years – but family can’t be told who has him because of data protection rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 12th, 2016 in animals, data protection, electronic monitoring, news by sally

‘A mother has spoken of her outrage after discovering her missing cat had been stolen – only to be told she cannot have its location due to the Data Protection Act.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th August 2016

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Orlando Bloom naked pictures: What privacy rights does the actor have? – The Independent

‘The Independent spoke to a media lawyer about whether Bloom’s legal right to privacy has been invaded by publication of the pictures’

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The Independent, 5th August 2016

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UK government tests whether ‘online activity history’ can serve to verify identity – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 27th, 2016 in data protection, internet, news, parliament, privacy, statistics by sally

‘The UK government has tested whether internet users’ “online activity history”, including data from social networks, can be used to verify their identity when they use online public services.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 26th July 2016

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Protester, 91, goes to European court over secret police files – The Guardian

‘A 91-year-old whose political activities were covertly recorded by police has won the right to take his legal case to the European court of human rights.’

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The Guardian, 25th July 2016

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Restrictions on access to internet connection records agreed by UK peers – OUT-LAW.com

‘New UK surveillance laws will restrict access to people’s internet connection records (ICRs) further than was originally proposed after amendments to the Investigatory Powers Bill were approved in the UK parliament.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th July 2016

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Snooper’s charter could endanger journalists and sources, peers warn – The Guardian

‘Peers have issued a serious warning that the government’s proposed “snooper’s charter” law could endanger journalists and their sources.’

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The Guardian, 12th July 2016

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Protecting Public Officials and Corporates – Q&A – 5RB

‘Adam Speker and Felicity McMahon are running a session on “Protecting Public Officials and Corporates” at Conference5RB on 29 September 2016. Here they discuss some of the issues which will be explored.’

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5RB, 7th July 2016

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New Digital Economy Bill laid before the UK parliament – OUT-LAW.com

‘Plans for establishing a universal service obligation (USO) on broadband, governing the installation and maintenance of telecoms infrastructure, facilitating public sector data sharing and regulating direct marketing activities have been published before the UK parliament.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th July 2016

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