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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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ICO updates Direct Marketing Guidance

Published on 04 April 2016. By Robert Johnson, Legal Director

On 24 March 2016 the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) published a long-awaited update to its Direct Marketing Guidance (the Guidance).

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CofA injuncts revelation of celebrity's extramarital threesome

Published on 23 March 2016. By Alex Wilson, Associate

The Court of Appeal has granted a privacy injunction (its first since 2011) to prevent the Sun on Sunday revealing details of a well-known entertainer’s extramarital threesome (PJS v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 100).

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Changes to data protection regulation – what could it mean for you?

07 March 2016

The new General Data Protection Regulation fundamentally rewrites the way data processing happens across the EU. Hear more from Olly Bray.

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RPC hosts seminar on 'Data Privacy and the Media'

Published on 02 February 2016. By Alex Wilson, Associate

On 28 January 2016, RPC hosted a 'Question Time' style panel discussion for a range of media lawyers on data protection and its particular relevance to the media industry and media companies.

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