Paul Weller wins damages from the Mail Online – BBC News

‘Rock star Paul Weller has won £10,000 damages after pictures of his children were “plastered” on the Mail Online.’

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BBC News, 16th April 2014

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Regina (JC and another) v Central Criminal Court (Just for Kids Law intervening) – WLR Daily

Regina (JC and another) v Central Criminal Court (Just for Kids Law intervening): [2014] EWHC 1041 (Admin);   [2014] WLR (D)  166

‘Any order made by any court under section 39 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 prohibiting the identification of (among others) a defendant under the age of 18 years could not extend to reports of the proceedings after the subject of the order had reached the age of majority at 18.’

WLR Daily, 8th April 2014

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ICO urges app developers to respect users’ privacy – RPC Privacy Law

‘The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published guidance aimed at helping mobile app developers comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and ensure that the privacy of app users is protected.’

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RPC Privacy Law, 11th April 2014

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EU court of justice overturns law that would enable ‘snoopers’ charter’ – The Guardian

Posted April 9th, 2014 in data protection, EC law, internet, privacy, telecommunications, Uncategorized by sally

‘The European court of justice has declared the data retention directive illegal, torpedoing UK government schemes for the so-called “snooper’s charter” of wide-ranging collection of phone and internet data.’

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The Guardian, 8th April 2014

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Right to privacy: can we really trust Google Glass? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted March 25th, 2014 in data protection, EC law, news, photography, privacy, video recordings by sally

‘It is difficult to have missed the hype surrounding Google Glass (referred to simply as “Glass”), not only because of its futuristic technological capabilities and design, but also the concerns it raises for an individual’s Art 8 right to privacy.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 24th March 2014

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Privacy groups raise complaint with ICO over cloud-stored data from hospital records – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 19th, 2014 in data protection, hospitals, internet, medical records, news, ombudsmen, privacy by tracey

‘The UK’s Information Commissioner Office (ICO) has been asked to investigate whether privacy rules were breached when data collected from hospitals was uploaded to cloud servers operated by Google.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 18th March 2014

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Abortion provider BPAS fined £200,000 for data breach – BBC News

Posted March 7th, 2014 in abortion, data protection, fines, internet, news, privacy by tracey

‘An abortion provider has been fined £200,000 for a data breach that revealed almost 10,000 people’s details to a hacker.’

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BBC News, 7th March 2014

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Reporting Restrictions and the New Transparency – Part 2 – Family Law Week

‘In the second part of her article reviewing reporting restriction orders and the new transparency Mary Lazarus, barrister of 42 Bedford Row, considers those cases involving aggrieved parties and cases with international implications.’

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Family Law Week, 4th March 2014

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Reporting Restrictions and the New Transparency – Part 1 – Family Law Week

‘This is the first part of a three-part article by Mary Lazarus, barrister of 42 Bedford Row, reviewing recent developments concerning reporting restriction orders and transparency in the family courts. In this first part Mary considers some procedural issues before concentrating on those cases involving clashes between the need for privacy and the desire to report issues of genuine public interest.’

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Family Law Week, 27th February 2014

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Leveson inquiry: The spy, the judge and the ‘cover-up’ – The Independent

Posted March 3rd, 2014 in complaints, corruption, inquiries, interception, judges, media, news, ombudsmen, police, privacy by sally

‘Sir Brian Leveson “pulled his punches” over evidence of “serious police corruption at the very highest level” because it was “too hot to handle”, according to a complaint that has been lodged with the judicial watchdog by a News of the World hacking victim.’

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The Independent, 2nd March 2014

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What’s in a name? – Court of Appeal gives judgment in Edem – Panopticon

Posted February 10th, 2014 in appeals, data protection, interpretation, names, news, privacy by tracey

‘Deciding whether information which arguably relates to an individual amounts to their “personal data” for the purposes of s. 1(1) of the Data Protection Act 1998 is one of the more challenging aspects of the DPA regime. In making the judgment call in any particular case, data controllers have routinely looked to the guidance set out Auld LJ’s judgment in the well known case of Durant v Financial Services Act [2003] EWCA Civ 1746, [2011] 1 Info LR 1. In his judgment, Auld LJ indicated that there were two “notions” likely to be of assistance when it came to determining whether particular data was sufficiently “personal” that if tell within the scope of the DPA.’

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Panopticon, 7th February 2014

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CCTV warning notices non-compliant with data protection laws, says watchdog – OUT-LAW.com

‘The Government must take action to ensure that signs used to warn motorists that CCTV cameras are being used to monitor for parking offences are compliant with UK data protection laws, a watchdog has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th February 2014

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Vidal-Hall and others v Google Inc – WLR Daily

Vidal-Hall and others v Google Inc [2014] EWHC 13 (QB); [2014] WLR (D) 21

‘A claim for misuse of private information was a tort within the meaning of para 3.1(9) of Practice Direction 6B—Service out of the jurisdiction.’

WLR Daily, 16th January 2014

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Pulling back the curtain of privacy in family and Court of Protection proceedings – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘New guidance on transparency in proceedings has been published by the President of the Family Division and of the Court of Protection, Sir James Munby.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 23rd January 2014

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EU proposals could outlaw giant NHS database – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 21st, 2014 in data protection, EC law, health, news, privacy by sally

‘Proposed EU laws could render £50 million NHS database illegal, senior officials warn.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th January 2014

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Google to face High Court case on alleged breach of UK data protection rules – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 20th, 2014 in advertising, damages, data protection, internet, jurisdiction, news, privacy by sally

‘Google is to face a claim for damages before the High Court from three individuals who claim the company breached UK data protection laws by circumventing privacy settings deployed on their web browsers to serve them with personalised adverts.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th January 2014

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Personal data and fitness to practice investigations – Tribunal overturns ‘neither confirm nor deny’ position – Panopticon

‘When an identifiable individual has been the subject of a formal complaint about their competence or conduct, that fact constitutes their personal data. In terms of privacy/publicity decisions, such situations are often approached in this way: where the complaint is well founded or at least merits serious consideration, publication is warranted, but otherwise confidentiality is maintained, lest unjustified aspersions be cast against that person.’

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Panopticon, 17th January 2014

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Patients will be identifiable when firms are given access to confidential NHS data, experts warn – The Independent

Posted January 20th, 2014 in consumer protection, data protection, hospitals, medical records, news, privacy by sally

‘Privacy experts have warned that commercial firms will be able to identify people when they are given access to confidential NHS patient data.’

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The Independent, 20th January 2014

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The Google/Safari users case: a potential revolution in DPA litigation? – Panopticon

‘I posted earlier on Tugendhat J’s judgment this morning in Vidal-Hall and Others v Google Inc [2014] EWHC 13 (QB). The judgment is now available here – thanks as ever to Bailii.’

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Panopticon, 16th January 2014

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Google must face UK courts over claims of privacy breach of iPhone users – The Guardian

Posted January 17th, 2014 in data protection, internet, news, privacy, telecommunications by sally

‘Google has lost its high court bid to block a breach of privacy legal action launched against it in the UK by a group of British internet users.’

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The Guardian, 16th January 2014

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