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Seriously limiting serious harm

Published on 12 September 2017. By Nicola Cain, Legal Director

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Seriously limiting serious harm

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Government sets out details of new data protection legislation

Published on 07 August 2017. By Nicola Cain, Legal Director and Alex Wilson, Associate

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The Government has today published a Statement of Intent setting out details of the forthcoming Data Protection Bill. Matt Hancock MP, the Digital Minister, says that the reforms will "bring our data protection law up to date" whilst transferring the General Data Protection Regulation ('GDPR') into domestic law. The text of the Data Protection Bill is expected in early September.

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When can publishing newspaper articles amount to harassment?

Published on 28 July 2017. By Keith Mathieson, Partner

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The High Court has struck out part of a harassment claim against the publisher of the Daily Mail and Mail Online. Unless the Judge's order is successfully appealed, the remaining harassment claim will proceed to trial.

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Supreme Court endorses open justice principle

Published on 25 July 2017. By Oliver Murphy, Associate

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The Supreme Court has handed down its much anticipated judgment on reporting restrictions and the principle of open Justice in the case Khuja (formally PNM) v Times Newspapers Limited.

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Brevan Howard's gagging order against Reuters upheld by the Court of Appeal in breach of confidence case

Published on 10 July 2017. By Louise Turner, Senior Associate

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The news agency, Reuters, has lost its appeal against an injunction, which prevented it from reporting leaked confidential and commercially sensitive information concerning a leading global alternative asset manager, Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP.

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CFAs and ATE premiums out of the running in freedom of expression cases

Published on 11 April 2017. By Nicola Cain, Legal Director

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Supreme Court tips media organisations' Article 10 rights over obligation to pay claimants' additional liabilities in freedom of expression cases

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Eleven more charities fined by ICO in 'wealth screening' probe

07 April 2017

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The ICO has fined a further eleven charities following an investigation that revealed widespread misuse of donors' personal data.

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Secret 'wealth-screening' by charities breaks data laws

Published on 20 March 2017. By Victoria Noto, Trainee solicitor

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An ICO investigation into charity fundraising practices has led to two charities being fined and eleven being issued with Notices of Intent to fine.

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Italian data protection authority issues fines totalling more than €11m for illegal data processing

Published on 14 March 2017. By Eliot Henderson, Associate

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The fines are thought to be the highest ever issued by a European data protection authority.

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Couple awarded £17,000 damages for distress caused by neighbour's CCTV surveillance

22 February 2017

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The compensation is an example of the rise of "distress" claims as a result of breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA).

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