The Data Protection Bill: some initial observations – Panopticon

Posted September 18th, 2017 in bills, consent, data protection, EC law, internet, legal language, news, penalties by tracey

‘Parliament on Thursday 14 September. But to digest it in full, one needs time, commitment, and coffee. It is not a straightforward read. It seeks to implement the GDPR in full and in Brexit-proof fashion, to plug the gaps that the GDPR requires member states to fill, and also to apply a GDPR-like regime to areas of data processing that are not covered by the GDPR itself. The Bill is of course liable to change in the coming months, but here are some observations and highlights in the meantime.’

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Panopitcon, 18th September 2017

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Data Protection Bill introduced before UK parliament – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 15th, 2017 in bills, data protection, news by tracey

‘The Data Protection Bill (218-page / 852KB PDF) is primarily designed to complement the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will have direct application in the UK from 25 May 2018, and implement another EU directive on the processing of personal data by law enforcement agencies.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th September 2017

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UK citizens set for “second class status” – EU (Withdrawal) Bill – The Bar Council

Posted September 8th, 2017 in bills, devolution, EC law, environmental protection, jurisdiction, news, treaties by tracey

‘”This Bill will leave UK citizens and businesses with less protection against the power of the state. Rights are not being brought home, they are being abolished.”
Andrew Langdon QC, Chair of the Bar.’

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The Bar Council, 7th September 2017

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Your employment rights could be put at risk through Brexit. Here’s why – The Guardian

Posted September 4th, 2017 in bills, EC law, employment, holiday pay, news by sally

‘Part-time and agency workers and those facing redundancy are already targeted by bosses – and the EU withdrawal bill could make them more vulnerable.’

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The Guardian, 3rd September 2017

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World-leading package of corporate governance reforms announced to increase boardroom accountability and enhance trust in business – Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Posted August 29th, 2017 in bills, company directors, company law, press releases, remuneration by tracey

‘Business Secretary Greg Clark has set out the government’s corporate governance reforms to enhance the public’s trust in business.’

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Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-business-energy-and-industrial-strategy

The “Great Repeal Bill” and environmental law – Six Pump Court

Posted August 21st, 2017 in bills, EC law, environmental protection, news by sally

‘The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill was introduced to the House of Commons on 13 July. Its substantive provisions occupy 13 pages, with a further 47 pages of schedules (much of the latter being devoted to devolution issues). The accompanying Explanatory Notes, despite describing themselves as “not, and not intended to be, a comprehensive description of the Bill”, are nevertheless of roughly equal total length.’

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Six Pump Court, 24th July 2017

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Pension cold-calling ban to include texts and emails – BBC News

Posted August 21st, 2017 in bills, electronic mail, fraud, news, pensions, telecommunications by sally

‘A forthcoming ban on cold-callers who try to scam people out of their pension savings will include emails and texts, the government has announced.’

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BBC News, 20th August 2017

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New law could criminalise uncovering personal data abuses, advocate warns – The Guardian

Posted August 14th, 2017 in anonymity, bills, data protection, fines, identification, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘A new law proposed to protect the privacy of British internet users could end up criminalising the only people working to uncover abuses of personal data, a leading privacy researcher has warned.’

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The Guardian, 14th August 2017

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What Does the New Data Protection Bill Mean for Human Rights? A Q&A of Everything You Need to Know – Rightsinfo

Posted August 11th, 2017 in bills, data protection, human rights, news by tracey

‘The UK government recently released their proposals for a new UK Data Protection Bill. However, since much of the Bill will simply copy EU law into UK law, how important are the Data Protection Bill proposals to human rights?’

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Rightsinfo, 9th August 2017

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Plans for a new Data Protection Bill – Technology Law Update

Posted August 9th, 2017 in bills, data protection, news by sally

‘The collection and use of private information by business is a hot topic, with the tech giants frequently in the news accused of going too far. Cold-calling companies contacting us out of the blue with unwanted products or services, and indiscriminate collection and retention of information about suspects are other by-products of the information age. It is high time for individuals’ rights to be improved.’

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Technology Law Update, 8th August 2017

Source: www.technology-law-blog.co.uk

UK government publishes cyber security guidance for driverless cars – OUT-LAW.COM

Posted August 8th, 2017 in bills, computer crime, data protection, news, road traffic by sally

‘The UK government has issued new guidelines aimed at improving cyber protection for smart and driverless vehicles, ahead of planned legislation for the emerging industry.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th August 2017

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UK data protection laws to be overhauled – BBC News

Posted August 7th, 2017 in bills, data protection, EC law, news by sally

‘Britons could obtain more control over what happens to personal information under proposals outlined by the government.’

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BBC News, 7th August 2017

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Law Pod UK Episode 6: The European Withdrawal Bill, and its likely impact on environmental standards – 1COR

Posted August 1st, 2017 in bills, EC law, environmental protection, news, podcasts, referendums by sally

‘David Hart talks to Rosalind English about the likely impact of the European Withdrawal Bill, and in particular the concerns about the knock on effects it might have on existing environmental standards after BREXIT.’

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Law Pod UK, 26th July 2017

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Jack Simson Caird: The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Constitutional Change and Legal Continuity – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘Nine months after Theresa May first announced that there would be a ‘Great Repeal Bill’, and three and a half months after triggering Article 50, the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (EUW Bill) was published on 13 July 2017. The Bill is a complex mixture of constitutional change and legal continuity. This post highlights some of its main elements.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 18th July 2017

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UK government publishes ‘repeal bill’ ahead of Brexit – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 14th, 2017 in bills, EC law, news, repeals by tracey

‘The UK government has published draft new legislation which is designed to transfer existing EU legislation to the UK statute book and give ongoing recognition to EU case law established before the UK leaves the EU.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th July 2017

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Lawyers plan to stop UK dropping EU rules on environment after Brexit – The Guardian

Posted July 4th, 2017 in bills, EC law, environmental protection, news by sally

‘A taskforce of environmental lawyers is drawing up plans to stop thousands of EU rules protecting rivers, wildlife, coastlines and air quality from being dropped by the government after Brexit.’

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The Guardian, 3rd July 2017

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New measures on violence against women to be put in domestic abuse bill – The Guardian

Posted June 28th, 2017 in bills, domestic violence, news, women by sally

‘New measures to protect women and girls from crimes committed overseas will be included in legislation on domestic abuse, the government has said.’

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The Guardian, 28th June 2017

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Queen’s Speech confirms that unfair rules on logbook loans are being sent to the scrapheap – Law Commission

Posted June 22nd, 2017 in bills, loans, news, parliament, press releases, repossession by tracey

‘The Law Commission welcomes plans outlined in today’s Queen Speech to close a legal loophole which means buyers of second-hand vehicles are at risk of having them repossessed due to unfair logbook loans.’

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Law Commission, 21st June 2017

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Queen’s speech confirms whiplash reform and court modernisation – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 22nd, 2017 in bills, courts, electronic filing, news, parliament, personal injuries by tracey

‘Fresh reforms to personal injury claims are back on the agenda following today’s Queen’s speech. The government’s slimmed-down wishlist of legislation includes a Civil Liability Bill to address the ‘compensation culture’ around motor insurance claims.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 21st June 2017

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Queen’s Speech: Chief Inspector of Prisons expresses fury after penal reform dropped from agenda – The Independent

Posted June 22nd, 2017 in bills, news, parliament, prisons by tracey

‘The Chief Inspector of Prisons has expressed fury and disappointment after the Government’s commitment to prison reform, which was given high prominence in 2016, was omitted from the Queen’s Speech.’

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The Independent, 21st June 2017

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