Privacy International v Investigatory Powers Tribunal – Blackstone Chambers

Posted November 23rd, 2017 in appeals, investigatory powers, news, privacy, tribunals by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has held that decisions of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal are immune from judicial review, as a result of the effect of a statutory ‘ouster’ clause in the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.’

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Blackstone Chambers, 23rd November 2017

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CPRC: no need yet for new privacy rule on costs in environmental cases – Litigation Futures

Posted November 23rd, 2017 in civil procedure rules, costs, environmental protection, news, privacy by sally

‘There is no immediate need for the Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC) to introduce a new privacy rule for certain costs issues in environmental cases as it could conflict with its open justice review, it has decided.’

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Litigation Futures, 22nd November 2017

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SDT issues unprecedented rebuke of SRA over Locke Lord case comments – Legal Futures

Posted November 13th, 2017 in fines, law firms, media, news, privacy, Solicitors Regulation Authority, tribunals by tracey

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has made unprecedented public criticism of the Solicitors Regulation Authority over how it presented last week’s decision to fine US law firm Locke Lord a record £500,000.’

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Legal Futures, 13th November 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Employee wins partial victory on harassment in pot plant case – Local Government Lawyer

‘A Westminster City Council employee has won a partial victory at an employment tribunal in a case that arose over a disputed pot plant.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th November 2017

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Covert recordings: what should family lawyers advise? – Family Law

Posted November 7th, 2017 in evidence, family courts, news, privacy by tracey

‘Covert recording is no longer limited to the realms of spies and detectives. With advancements in technology anyone can takeout their phone and record without anyone else knowing. The technology (including spy ware) is readily available and relatively inexpensive so it’s inevitable that people will seek to use it. It is now the case that practitioners are frequently seeing covert recordings arise in the context of family proceedings which involve the recording of family members, children and professionals. This may be a result of what is perceived to be a growing mind set of distrust in the competency of the family justice system and professionals working within it or because individuals are simply hoping to bolster their case with the footage they have obtained.’

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Family Law, 6th November 2017

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Most organisations are unclear about data storage and transfer arrangements, say privacy watchdogs – OUT-LAW.com

‘Most privacy notices displayed on websites and mobile apps do not explain to consumers the country in which collected personal data is stored, according to a study carried out by data protection authorities based around the world.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 26th October 2017

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GDPR – the golden opportunity behind the administrative nightmare – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted October 20th, 2017 in data protection, EC law, news, privacy by sally

‘Olive Cooke. You may not recall her name but you may remember the terrible story of the little old lady driven to take her own life partly as a result of being pursued relentlessly for donations by various charities who had obtained her contact details directly or indirectly.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 6th October 2017

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Employer had no property claim in its emails or their contents: (1) Capita Plc, (2) Capita Property & Infrastructure Ltd v Darch & Others – Blackstone Chambers

Posted October 20th, 2017 in disclosure, electronic mail, employment, human rights, news, privacy by sally

‘The High Court held that an employer did not have a claim to property in emails or the contents of emails (not limited to those concerning business matters) that were sent by employees from the employer’s email accounts.’

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Blackstone Chambers, 4th October 2017

Source: www.employeecompetition.com

High court rejects challenge to status of UK press regulator – The Guardian

Posted October 13th, 2017 in defamation, media, news, privacy by tracey

‘The UK’s officially recognised press regulator, Impress, has fought off a high court challenge over its status. The News Media Association (NMA), which represents publishers, said the Press Recognition Panel (PRP), which was set up under a royal charter after the Leveson inquiry, should not have given Impress formal approval a year ago.’

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the Guardian, 12th October 2017

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Privacy controls should be developed for users of connected and autonomous vehicles, say data watchdogs – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 9th, 2017 in computer programs, data protection, internet, news, privacy, road traffic by sally

‘Users of connected and autonomous vehicles should be able to control who is given access to the data generated by those vehicles, data protection watchdogs from across the globe have said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th October 2017

Source: www.out-law.com

Restrictions on media communications in the interests of truth or privacy – 5RB

Posted October 3rd, 2017 in defamation, media, news, privacy by sally

‘This paper challenges the bad image that has been gained by the United Kingdom law of defamation and explains why I do not consider that that image is fair or warranted.’

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5RB, 14th September 2017

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Data law: don’t expect a soft start, lawyers warned – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Any hope that a tough new data protection regime will be enforced lightly at first were dashed this week by a senior figure at the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May next year, regardless of domestic legislation currently before parliament.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 29th September 2017

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British courts may unlock secrets of how Trump campaign profiled US voters – The Guardian

Posted October 2nd, 2017 in data protection, foreign jurisdictions, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘Legal mechanism may help academic expose how Big Data firms like Cambridge Analytica and Facebook get their information.’

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The Guardian, 1st October 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Another Data Protection Act! “You’re joking! Not another one!” – A Short History of Data Protection Legislation in the UK – NIPC Law

Posted September 25th, 2017 in data protection, news, privacy by sally

‘Towards the end of the 1960s and the beginning of the 1970s, concern was expressed in a number of countries about the power of computers to gather, collate and disseminate personal information. In the UK, such concerns were referred to a committee chaired by Sir Kenneth Younger that had been appointed to consider privacy. In its report – the Younger Committee Report on Privacy 1972 (Cmnd 5012) – the committee found no evidence that the use of computers by the private sector constituted a threat to privacy at that time but it accepted the possibility that such use might be a threat in the future (para 69 of that report). Younger advised the government to set up a body with representatives from the computer industry to monitor and report on such use and to recommend action as and when necessary.’

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NIPC Law, 23rd September 2017

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Green groups claim ‘important victory’ in challenge to legal costs rules – The Guardian

Posted September 18th, 2017 in charities, costs, environmental protection, judgments, news, privacy by tracey

‘Conservation and environmental groups have claimed an “important victory” in their high court challenge to new legal costs rules which they say make it much harder to bring cases to protect the environment.’

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The Guardian, 15th September 2017

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Watchdog warns over police database of millions of facial images – The Guardian

Posted September 14th, 2017 in data protection, news, police, privacy, reports by tracey

‘An official watchdog has issued a fresh warning over the police’s use of more than 20m facial images on their searchable databases, more than five years after the courts ruled that the inclusion of images of innocent people was unlawful.’

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The Guardian, 13th September 2017

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News Group settles 17 cases related to allegations of criminality at the Sun – The Guardian

Posted September 8th, 2017 in compensation, interception, media, news, privacy, telecommunications by tracey

‘The publisher of the Sun and the defunct News of the World has settled 17 cases of phone hacking and illegally obtaining personal information, avoiding a high-profile court case.’

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The Guardian, 7th September 2017

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New duty to notify data breaches will provide general benefits to data privacy and security, says UK watchdog – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 7th, 2017 in data protection, EC law, news, notification, privacy, regulations by tracey

‘Data security and privacy will be bolstered by the introduction of new data breach reporting requirements, the UK’s information commissioner has said..’

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th September 2017

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Talk about a revolution: the internet and children proceedings – Family Law Week

Posted August 23rd, 2017 in children, evidence, internet, news, privacy, telecommunications by sally

‘Jennifer Kotilaine, barrister of 3PB, reflects on the various ways in which the application of children law has adapted to the internet and social media and on the further adaptations that may lie ahead.’

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Family Law Week, 17th August 2017

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Council sends abuse allegations to wrong address after Google Map search – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 17th, 2017 in confidentiality, data protection, local government, news, privacy by sally

‘Cheshire West and Chester Council has given an undertaking to the Information Commissioner’s Office after a number of data breaches including allegations of historic sexual abuse being sent to an incorrect address due to the address and postcode being obtained from a Google Map search.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th August 2017

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk