Government to undertake review of ‘Retained EU law’, ensure courts have full ability to depart from EU case law “according to normal rules” – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 20th, 2021 in brexit, data protection, EC law, government departments, news, statute law revision by tracey

‘The Government is to conduct a review of “Retained EU law”, the legislation taken onto the statute book through the European Union (Withdrawal) Act of 2018, Lord Frost has announced.

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th September 2021

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

News focus: Data protection reform – a bonfire, or building back better? – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 20th, 2021 in brexit, consultations, data protection, government departments, news by tracey

‘Government plans to streamline the data protection regime aim to foster innovation in the sector, but have also reignited concerns about automated data processing and the erosion of rights.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 20th September 2021

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Cressida Dick: Tech giants make it impossible to stop terrorists – BBC News

‘The Metropolitan Police commissioner has accused tech giants of making it harder to identify and stop terrorists.’

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BBC News, 12th September 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Are children using the internet or is it using them? – the ICO’s age appropriate design code – Mills & Reeve

Posted September 9th, 2021 in children, codes of practice, data protection, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘UK data privacy regulator, the ICO, has published the final version of its age appropriate design code (the Children’s code). This will already be familiar to those providing content intended for children, with refinement of the drafting following consultation with industry and users in 2019. But it reaches further than you might imagine, and it will be important for many organisations to assess and implement compliance in the 12 month transition period allowed for compliance.’

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Mills & Reeve, 8th September 2021

Source: www.mills-reeve.com

Local authority ordered to pay mother fleeing ex-partner £10k in compensation following data breach – Local Government Lawyer

‘Hampshire County Council should pay £10,000 in compensation after a mother who was fleeing her ex-partner had her address exposed in a data breach, Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court has ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 6th September 2021

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Web cookies rules could be set for shake-up – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 8th, 2021 in brexit, data protection, government departments, internet, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘Rules requiring cookie consent pop-ups on websites could be in for a shake-up following a move by the data watchdog which is likely to feature in government plans to reform data protection laws.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 7th September 2021

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Civil liberties groups demand ban of use of facial recognition technology by police – Local Government Lawyer

‘Liberty, Privacy International and 29 other organisations have called for Parliament to ban the use of live facial recognition technology (LFRT) by the police and private companies.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 31st August 2021

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

UK employers can expect wave of new data and AI guidance – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 1st, 2021 in artificial intelligence, data protection, employment, equality, news, privacy by sally

‘Fresh guidance on monitoring workers and on using artificial intelligence (AI) tools in recruitment is to be issued to employers in the UK under plans announced by two UK regulators.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 31st August 2021

Source: www.pinsentmasons.com

Data breach ruling “could stem” tide of claims – Legal Futures

Posted August 31st, 2021 in computer crime, data protection, insurance, news by sally

‘A High Court ruling on a low-value data breach claim may stop claimants recovering after-the-event (ATE) insurance premiums in cases involving cyber-attacks, information law specialists have argued.’

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Legal Futures, 31st August 2021

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

UK to overhaul privacy rules in post-Brexit departure from GDPR – The Guardian

Posted August 27th, 2021 in brexit, data protection, EC law, government departments, internet, news, privacy by tracey

‘Britain will attempt to move away from European data protection regulations as it overhauls its privacy rules after Brexit, the government has announced.’

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The Guardian, 26th August 2021

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New police CCTV use rules criticised as bare bones – BBC News

‘A proposed code of practice covering police use of live facial recognition in England and Wales has been criticised by human rights groups.’

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BBC News 17th August 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Important new High Court judgment on data breach litigation – Panopticon

Posted August 2nd, 2021 in chambers articles, data protection, negligence, news, privacy, striking out by sally

‘The High Court (Saini J) has today handed down judgment in Warren v DSG Retail Ltd [2021] EWHC 2168 (QB) (available here: Warren v DSG judgment). It is pithy and important stuff for data protection litigation, especially as regards accidental data breaches and the recoverability of ATE premiums.’

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Panopticon, 30th July 2021

Source: panopticonblog.com

How The Pegasus Project Affects Everyone’s Digital Privacy – Each Other

‘The Pegasus Project is an international collaborative reporting project led by the French nonprofit organisations Forbidden Stories and Amnesty International, in conjunction with 16 media outlets worldwide, including The Guardian. Journalists worked to uncover the extent to which governments infringed upon the privacy rights of individuals by surveilling their digital devices for years.’

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Each Other, 22nd July 2021

Source: eachother.org.uk

Investigation of organisations using live facial recognition technology in public spaces found none compliant with data protection law: ICO – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 18th, 2021 in data protection, facial mapping, local government, news, ombudsmen, privacy by tracey

‘An investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published today (17 June) found that out of a group of organisations using live facial recognition (LFR) technology in public spaces, none were fully compliant with data protection law requirements.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 18th June 2021

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Replace GDPR, says prime minister’s regulatory hit-squad – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 17th, 2021 in brexit, data protection, EC law, news, reports by sally

‘EU-era data protection laws would be replaced by common-law based UK legislation under a list of proposals for a “bold new” post-Brexit framework proposed by a working party set up by the prime minister today.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 16th June 2021

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Sharing data with crime reduction partnerships – UK Police Law Blog

‘R (on the application of M) v Chief Constable of Sussex [2021] EWCA Civ 42 is an important decision from the Court of Appeal regarding an information sharing agreement (“ISA”) between a police force and a local business crime reduction partnership (“BCRP”). The ISA was held not to breach the Data Protection Act 2018 (“DPA”) and the sharing of information that revealed a vulnerability to child sexual exploitation (“CSE”) was held not to be in breach of data protection rights. The case indicates the approach that the courts may take when asked to scrutinise information sharing agreements and policy documents where the police seek to share data with other organisations for the purpose of reducing crime and disorder.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 15th June 2021

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Copyright – Duchess of Sussex v Associated Newspapers Ltd – NIPC Law

‘At a directions hearing before Lord Justice Warby on 5 May 2021, His Lordship granted summary judgment to the Duchess of Sussex in her claim for copyright infringement against the publisher of The Mail on Sunday and The Mail Online. He made a number of consequential orders and gave directions for the taking of an account of profits. His judgment in Duchess of Sussex v Associated Newspapers Ltd [2021] EWHC 1245 (Ch) (12 May 2021) sets out the reasons for those orders and directions.’

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NIPC Law, 13th June 2021

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A Guide to Immigration Subject Access Requests – Richmond Chambers

‘Subject Access Requests (SARs) are an essential tool for individuals and their lawyers, especially when it comes to immigration and nationality law. This post looks at what they are, why they are important, and how to make an Immigration Subject Access Request.’

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Richmond Chambers, 9th June 2021

Source: immigrationbarrister.co.uk

Labour asks NHS and Matt Hancock to pause plans for sharing patient data – The Guardian

‘Labour has urged the NHS and Matt Hancock to pause their plan to share medical records from GPs to allow time for greater consultation on how the idea would work, saying that maintaining patients’ trust must be paramount.’

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The Guardian, 6th June 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

UK guide on data transfer codes and certification anticipated – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 3rd, 2021 in codes of practice, data protection, EC law, news by sally

‘New guidance on how businesses might use codes of conduct and certification schemes to demonstrate their compliance with rules governing international data transfers could be issued by the UK’s data protection authority in a matter of weeks, Out-Law has learned.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 2nd June 2021

Source: www.pinsentmasons.com