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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

Published on 07 April 2017. By Robert Johnson, Legal Director

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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 Robert Johnson, Legal Director and 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 Robert Johnson, Legal Director and Eliot Henderson, Trainee Solicitor

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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

Published on 22 February 2017. By Robert Johnson, Legal Director

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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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Brexit does not spell the end of the GDPR

Published on 08 February 2017. By Robert Johnson, Legal Director

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The General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR) is due to become law on 25 May 2018. As this will be before “Brexit” (Britain’s exit from the EU) takes effect, the GDPR will apply in the UK from that date.

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Investigatory Powers Act gets royal assent

Published on 02 December 2016. By Robert Johnson, Legal Director and Oliver Murphy, Associate

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This week, the Queen gave royal assent to the Investigatory Powers Bill (aka "The Snoopers Charter"), marking the end of the controversial bill's passage into law.

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ICO issues record £400,000 fine for TalkTalk data breach

Published on 11 October 2016. By Robert Johnson, Legal Director

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The record fine is an indication that the new Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, is looking to take a robust approach to enforcement ahead of the introduction of the GDPR in May 2018.

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Max Schrems toppled Safe Harbor – will the Model Clauses be next?

Published on 27 May 2016. By Robert Johnson, Legal Director

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On Monday, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner announced that it intends to seek clarification on the legal status of the EU Standard Contractual Clauses (the Model Clauses).

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