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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Reaching the point of no [search] return – Counsel

Posted July 16th, 2018 in criminal records, data protection, internet, news by tracey

‘Google fail? Heather Rogers QC puts the legal record straight on the first two ‘right to be forgotten’ cases – tried under the twilight data protection regime but with issues far from resolved.’

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Counsel, July 2018

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HMRC seeking ‘unprecedented’ information request powers – OUT-LAW.com

‘HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in the UK is seeking “unprecedented” powers to obtain information about taxpayers without independent oversight from the tax tribunal, a tax expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th July 2018

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Council not required to disclose advice of independent person: Tribunal – Local Government Lawyer

‘Stratford-on-Avon District Council need not disclose advice given by an independent person in a case over a councillor’s conduct, the First-Tier Tribunal (FTT) has said.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th July 2018

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Facebook fined for data breaches in Cambridge Analytica scandal – The Guardian

Posted July 11th, 2018 in data protection, fines, internet, news by tracey

‘Facebook is to be fined £500,000, the maximum amount possible, for its part in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the information commissioner has announced.’

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The Guardian, 11th July 2018

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Rights holders face extra burdens under new WHOIS data plan – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 10th, 2018 in data protection, domain names, EC law, intellectual property, internet, news by sally

‘Businesses are likely to encounter additional barriers when seeking to enforce their intellectual property (IP) rights under any new plans that are drawn up for accessing ‘WHOIS’ data.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th July 2018

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Mixed Data in the Court of Appeal – Panopticon

Posted July 2nd, 2018 in data protection, disclosure, medical records, news by sally

‘Hot off (Thursday’s) press comes the CA judgment in DB v GMC [2018] EWCA Civ 1497, which will now be the leading case on the treatment of mixed personal data.’

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Panopticon, 2nd July 2018

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European regulators report sharp rise in complaints after GDPR – The Guardian

Posted June 26th, 2018 in complaints, data protection, news by sally

‘The first month of GDPR has seen a sharp increase in the number of complaints to regulators across Europe, showing strong public interest in the new rules.’

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The Guardian, 26th June 2018

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Do Children Have a Right to Privacy? – Rights Info

Posted June 18th, 2018 in children, data protection, human rights, news, privacy by sally

‘In the age of the internet, privacy is an important and controversial issue. But what do privacy rights mean for children? RightsInfo takes a look.’

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Rights Info, 15th June 2018

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ICO hits police force with £80k penalty for revealing identities of abuse victims – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 18th, 2018 in child abuse, data protection, electronic mail, fines, news, police by sally

‘A police force has been hit with an £80,000 monetary penalty by the Information Commissioner’s Office after it sent a bulk email that identified victims of non-recent child abuse.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th June 2018

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Child abuse victims named in police bulk email error – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2018 in child abuse, data protection, electronic mail, fines, news, police by tracey

‘A police force has been fined and heavily criticised for sending out a bulk email that identified victims of historical child abuse. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said the error by Gloucestershire police was likely to have caused “substantial distress” to alleged abuse victims, some of whom were legally entitled to lifelong anonymity.’

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The Guardian, 14th June 2018

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GCHQ cybersecurity experts investigate Dixons Carphone data breach – The Guardian

Posted June 14th, 2018 in data protection, intelligence services, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘A branch of GCHQ, Britain’s intelligence and security service, is investigating one of the UK’s biggest data breaches at a single firm, involving unauthorised access to 5.9 million Dixons Carphone customers’ cards. The National Cyber Security Centre said it was working alongside the retailer and other agencies after the attack, which also involved unauthorised access to 1.2m personal records of Dixons Carphone customers.’

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The Guardian, 13th June 2018

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Bible Society fined £100k for cyber hack of 417,000 Christian backers – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 12th, 2018 in computer crime, data protection, fines, news by sally

‘The Bible Society has been fined £100,000 over computer security failings that allowed hackers to access the personal details of more than 400,000 mainly Christian backers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th June 2018

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TSB letter error ‘may have broken law’- BBC News

Posted June 4th, 2018 in banking, complaints, data protection, news by sally

‘Some TSB customers receiving letters acknowledging a complaint over the recent IT meltdown have also been sent other customers’ details.’

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BBC News, June 2018

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GDPR and those emails – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 4th, 2018 in data protection, EC law, electronic mail, news by sally

‘The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on Friday 25 May 2018. Ironically, a law designed to protect peoples’ privacy in a digital age has unleashed a torrent of spam emails.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 4th June 2018

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‘Shameless’ headlines on benefits family not defamatory – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 1st, 2018 in data protection, defamation, equality, malicious falsehood, media, news by sally

‘Forthright tabloid press coverage of an immigrant family’s decision to turn down an offer of a five-bedroom local authority house as too cramped for eight children was not defamatory, the presiding judge of the Media and Communications Bench ruled. However Mr Justice Warby allowed a complaint about readers’ comments to go ahead on the grounds of harassment.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 29th May 2018

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