Duty to care for student mental health has legal implications for universities – OUT-LAW.com

‘Universities have a duty to support students with mental health issues, but there are a series of legal issues that they need to consider which should shape how they do so.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th October 2018

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Data gathering ‘may deny rape victims access to justice – The Guardian

Posted October 17th, 2018 in consent, criminal justice, data protection, disclosure, evidence, news, police, privacy, rape, victims by sally

The intrusive gathering of data about possible rape victims is unlawful and risks preventing them coming forward, according to London’s victims’ commissioner.

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The Guardian, 17th October 2018

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Free movement of data – the next big thing? – Technology Law Update

Posted October 17th, 2018 in brexit, codes of practice, data protection, EC law, freedom of movement, news by sally

‘European law makers are planning a big step towards enabling the free flow of non-personal data within EU borders as part of the bloc’s Digital Single Market Strategy.’

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Technology Law Update, 16th October 2018

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No compensation for Google data breaches – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted October 11th, 2018 in compensation, data protection, human rights, internet, news by sally

‘Most of us resignedly consent to the use of cookies in order to use internet sites, vaguely aware that these collect information about our browsing habits in order to target us with advertisements. It’s annoying, but does it do us any harm? That is the question that came up before Warby J in a preliminary application for a representative claim last week.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 10th October 2018

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Data protection compensation claim fails to prove ‘damage’ – OUT-LAW.com

‘Businesses that breach UK data protection law or misuse personal information are not automatically obliged to pay compensation to people affected by that breach, the High Court in London has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 9th October 2018

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Heathrow fined for USB stick data breach – BBC News

Posted October 9th, 2018 in airports, data protection, fines, news by tracey

‘Heathrow Airport has been fined £120,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office for “serious” data protection failings. It comes after a staff member lost a USB stick last October containing “sensitive personal data”, which was later found by a member of the public.’

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BBC News, 8th October 2018

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ICO enforces the data protection fee – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 2nd, 2018 in data protection, fees, fines, news by sally

‘Financial services companies, NHS bodies and recruitment companies are among 34 organisations that could be fined for failing to pay the new data protection fee, the UK’s data protection watchdog has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 1st October 2018

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Police demands for potential rape victims’ data spark privacy fears – The Guardian

Posted September 26th, 2018 in data protection, news, police, privacy, rape, victims by sally

‘Police are demanding almost unfettered access to highly personal records and data from potential rape victims before pressing ahead with their cases, the Guardian can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 25th September 2018

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Equifax fined by ICO over data breach that hit Britons – BBC News

Posted September 20th, 2018 in consumer credit, data protection, fines, news by tracey

‘Credit rating agency Equifax is to be fined £500,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after it failed to protect the personal data of 15 million Britons.’

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BBC News, 20th September 2018

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Confusion as solicitors make medical record requests for clients under GDPR – Litigation Futures

Posted September 17th, 2018 in data protection, EC law, medical records, news, solicitors by sally

‘There is confusion over whether solicitors can seek medical records for free by making subject access requests (SARs) under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).’

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Litigation Futures, 17th September 2018

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GCHQ data collection violated human rights, Strasbourg court rules – The Guardian

Posted September 13th, 2018 in courts, data protection, human rights, intelligence services, news, privacy by tracey

‘GCHQ’s methods in carrying out bulk interception of online communications violated privacy and failed to provide sufficient surveillance safeguards, the European court of human rights has ruled in a test case judgment. But the Strasbourg court found that GCHQ’s regime for sharing sensitive digital intelligence with foreign governments was not illegal.’

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The Guardian, 13th September 2018

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BA chief pledges to compensate customers after data breach – The Guardian

Posted September 7th, 2018 in airlines, compensation, data protection, news by tracey

‘The chief executive of British Airways has promised to compensate customers who have had their data stolen in what he described as a sophisticated breach of the company’s security systems.’

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The Guardian, 7th September 2018

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Speech by Dr Victoria McCloud, Master of the Senior Courts: Rainbow Lives, Monochrome Laws – Reflections on law and identity – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘Speech by Dr Victoria McCloud, Master of the Senior Courts: Rainbow Lives, Monochrome Laws – Reflections on law and identity.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 21st August 2018

The Right To Data? Campaigners Launch Legal Challenge To Access Home Office Data – Rights Info

Posted August 30th, 2018 in data protection, EC law, government departments, immigration, news by sally

‘Campaigners for the rights of EU citizens in the UK have launched a legal challenge against an exemption in the Data Protection Act which prevents citizens accessing their Home Office records.’

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Rights Info, 29th August 2018

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GDPR prompts UK data protection complaints to double – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 28th, 2018 in complaints, data protection, EC law, news by sally

‘The number of data protection complaints received by the UK’s data protection watchdog has doubled since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th August 2018

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Algorithms, apps & artificial intelligence 2: Can data protection laws be used to challenge discriminatory tech? – Cloisters

‘This is the second article from Cloisters’ Robin Allen QC and Dee Masters examining discriminatory technology.’

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Cloisters, 5th July 2018

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DPA Claims Against the Press: The Stunt Continues – Panopticon

Posted August 6th, 2018 in data protection, media, news by sally

‘Stunt v Associated Newspapers Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 1780 is a dispute between the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday and Mail Online, and the eye-wateringly rich former son-in-law of Berne Ecclestone about coverage of the latter by the former. Simply googling the claimant’s name and seeing the Mail Online headines gives some idea of why he might find that coverage less than flattering. It is, in short, a dispute where most people would like both sides to lose.Happily, thanks to the Court of the Appeal, they have. Both sides now have to fund a reference to the CJEU about the compatibility of section 32(4) of the Data Protection Act 1998 (still alive and kicking for these purposes) with Directive 95/46/EC, and the considerable delay built into that process. The reference was made because the Court split two to one (Sir Terence Etherton MR and Macfarlane LJ against Sharp LJ) on whether the stay mechanism imposed by section 32(4) was consistent with Article 9 of the Directive (freedom of expression rights) and Article 22 (effective remedy rights). At first instance, Popplewell J had found the provision to be a permissible implementation of the Directive.’

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Panopticon, 6th August 2018

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Sharpening up on cyber could open data doors for universities – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 1st, 2018 in data protection, news, universities by sally

‘There is “room for improvement” in the way universities manage data. That was the recent stark message from the UK’s data protection watchdog for a sector that derives great value from the data it holds.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 31st July 2018

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Circuit judge was wrong to apply QOCS to ‘mixed’ claim automatically, High Court rules – Litigation Futures

‘A circuit judge was wrong to order that qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS) automatically applied to a claim about misuse of data because it also included a personal injury (PI) element, the High Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 1st August 2018

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Child sexual abuse investigation fined £200,000 after sending bulk email identifying possible victims – The Independent

Posted July 19th, 2018 in data protection, fines, inquiries, news, privacy, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has been fined £200,000 after sending a bulk email that identified possible victims. Ninety participants in the public inquiry were potentially identified by the “concerning” blunder, said the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), which warned the incident had “placed vulnerable people at risk”.’

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The Independent, 18th July 2018

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