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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 36

Published on 10 November 2021. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Daniel Guilfoyle, Partner and Ian Dinning, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate and Christopher Ashton, Senior Associate and Bethan Griffiths, Senior Associate and Ridvan Canbilen, Associate and Laura Thackeray, Associate and Elizabeth Zang, Associate and Emanuele Santella , Associate

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We are back following a break and hope you enjoy this latest edition of Cyber_Bytes, our bi-weekly roundup of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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The Supreme Court hands down judgment in Lloyd v Google

Published on 10 November 2021. By David Cran, Head of IP and Tech and Alex Vakil, Senior Associate

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In a keenly anticipated judgment that has significant ramifications for UK data protection, the Supreme Court has today overturned the Court of Appeal's decision in Lloyd v Google and restored the original order made by the High Court, refusing the claimant's application for permission to serve proceedings on Google outside the jurisdiction.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 35

Published on 22 September 2021. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Daniel Guilfoyle, Partner and Ian Dinning, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate and Christopher Ashton, Senior Associate and Bethan Griffiths, Senior Associate and Ridvan Canbilen, Associate

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We hope you enjoy this latest edition of Cyber Bytes, our bi-weekly roundup of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 34

Published on 07 September 2021. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Daniel Guilfoyle, Partner and Ian Dinning, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate and Christopher Ashton, Senior Associate and Bethan Griffiths, Senior Associate and Ridvan Canbilen, Associate

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We hope you enjoy this latest edition of Cyber_Bytes, our bi­weekly roundup of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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Case comment: striking out of privacy and confidence actions in the Dixons data breach case

Published on 10 August 2021. By Alex Vakil, Senior Associate and Ridvan Canbilen, Associate

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The number of claims issued in the High Court (Media and Communications List) with a data protection element continues to increase. The rise in claim numbers can be attributed to a number of factors including: (i) individuals becoming more aware of their rights under data protection legislation, (ii) uncertainty as to whether individuals may recover damages for a loss of control of their personal data without proving material damage or distress; (iii) the abundance of specialist law firms who are prepared to act for individuals on a "no-win-no-fee" basis and (iv) the availability of After the Event ("ATE") insurance to protect a would-be claimant against adverse costs orders.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 33

Published on 16 June 2021. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Daniel Guilfoyle, Partner and Ian Dinning, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate and Christopher Ashton, Senior Associate and Bethan Griffiths, Senior Associate and Ridvan Canbilen, Associate

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Welcome to Cyber_Bytes, our bi-weekly round up of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 32

Published on 10 May 2021. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Daniel Guilfoyle, Partner and Ian Dinning, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate and Christopher Ashton, Senior Associate and Bethan Griffiths, Senior Associate and Ridvan Canbilen, Associate

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Welcome to Cyber_Bytes, our bi-weekly round up of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 31

Published on 08 April 2021. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Daniel Guilfoyle, Partner and Ian Dinning, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate and Christopher Ashton, Senior Associate and Bethan Griffiths, Senior Associate and Ridvan Canbilen, Associate

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Welcome to Cyber_Bytes, our bi-weekly round up of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 30

Published on 16 March 2021. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Daniel Guilfoyle, Partner and Ian Dinning, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate and Christopher Ashton, Senior Associate and Bethan Griffiths, Senior Associate and Ridvan Canbilen, Associate

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Welcome to Cyber_Bytes, our bi-weekly round up of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 29

Published on 22 February 2021. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Daniel Guilfoyle, Partner and Ian Dinning, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate and Christopher Ashton, Senior Associate and Bethan Griffiths, Senior Associate and Ridvan Canbilen, Associate

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Welcome to Cyber_Bytes, our bi-weekly round up of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 28

29 January 2021

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Welcome to latest edition of Cyber_Bytes, our bi-weekly roundup of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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Upcoming changes to data protection legislation in Asia

Published on 22 December 2020. By Jonathan Crompton, Partner and Summer Montague, Partner and Stephanie Northcott, Senior Associate and Sumyutha Sivamani , Senior Associate and Sakshi Buttoo, Registered Foreign Lawyer

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The data privacy landscape in Asia is varied, complex and evolving. We are already seeing the wheels of change in motion as the data privacy laws of several Asian jurisdictions are being updated to reflect more closely the European data protection regime. This article summarises some of those changes.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 27

Published on 14 December 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate and Ridvan Canbilen, Associate

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Welcome to Cyber_Bytes, our bi-weekly round up of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 26

Published on 01 December 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate and Ridvan Canbilen, Associate

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Welcome to Cyber_Bytes, our bi-weekly round up of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 25

Published on 05 November 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate and Ridvan Canbilen, Associate

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Welcome to Cyber_Bytes, our bi-weekly round up of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 24

Published on 21 October 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate and Ridvan Canbilen, Associate

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Welcome to Cyber_Bytes, our bi-weekly round up of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 23

Published on 02 October 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Daniel Guilfoyle, Partner and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate

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Welcome to Cyber_Bytes, a round up of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks over the last two weeks.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 22

Published on 15 September 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate and Ridvan Canbilen, Associate

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Welcome to the latest edition of Cyber_Bytes, our bi-weekly roundup of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 21

Published on 03 September 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate and Ridvan Canbilen, Associate

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Welcome to the latest edition of Cyber_Bytes, our bi-weekly roundup of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 19

Published on 31 July 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Christopher Ashton, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate

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Welcome to Cyber_Bytes, a round up of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks over the last two weeks.

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Schrems II – Groundhog Day for Data Transfers

17 July 2020

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On Thursday 16 July, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) delivered its judgment in one of the most highly anticipated court cases in data protection, Case C-311/18 Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland Limited, Maximillian Schrems (widely referred to as “Schrems II”). This decision came almost 8 months after Advocate General Saugmandsgaard Øe published his Opinion, which albeit not binding, provided a strong indication for the CJEU's judgment.

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Restarting your business and implementing Government guidance to support NHS Test and Trace

Published on 02 July 2020. By Jon Bartley, Partner

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In its latest guidance on keeping workers and customers safe during COVID-19 in restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services (23 June 2020), the Government has recommended that businesses operating in these sectors keep a temporary record of customers and visitors for 21 days. This will assist NHS Test and Trace with requests for that data if needed.

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Cyber bytes - Issue 17

Published on 01 July 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Christopher Ashton, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate

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Welcome to Cyber_Bytes, our bi-weekly roundup of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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Cyber bytes - Issue 16

Published on 16 June 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Christopher Ashton, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate

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Cyber bytes - Issue 15

Published on 01 June 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Christopher Ashton, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate

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Cyber bytes - Issue 14

Published on 22 May 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Christopher Ashton, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate

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Cyber Bytes - Issue 13

Published on 20 May 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Christopher Ashton, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate

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Welcome to Cyber_Bytes, our bi-weekly roundup of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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Cyber Bytes - Issue 12

Published on 21 April 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Christopher Ashton, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate

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Welcome to Cyber_Bytes, our bi-weekly roundup of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 10

Published on 10 April 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Christopher Ashton, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate

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Welcome to Cyber_Bytes, our bi-weekly roundup of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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Cyber Bytes - Issue 11

Published on 06 April 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Christopher Ashton, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate

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Cybersecurity and COVID-19: Opportunities for change in the face of challenge

27 March 2020

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COVID-19 is not the first and will not be the last pandemic, but it is the first one that has brought the importance of cyber resilience and adaptability in the era of global trade to the forefront of many businesses' minds.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 8 2020

Published on 10 March 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Christopher Ashton, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate

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Welcome to the eighth 2020 edition of Cyber_Bytes, our bi-weekly roundup of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 9

Published on 09 March 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Christopher Ashton, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate

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Welcome to Cyber_Bytes, our bi-weekly roundup of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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Are you compliant with the new rules in Singapore? Asia? Beyond?

27 February 2020

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With the implementation of the GDPR in Europe (2018) and the rise of serious cyber-attacks in Asia, many APAC countries are making major changes to their data privacy laws. Navigating the various regulatory regimes can be complex particularly for companies doing business across the region and beyond.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 7 2020

Published on 10 February 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Christopher Ashton, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate

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Welcome to the seventh 2020 edition of Cyber_Bytes, our bi-weekly roundup of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 6 2020

Published on 29 January 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Christopher Ashton, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate

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Welcome to Cyber_Bytes, a round up of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks over the first month of 2020.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 5 2019

Published on 10 December 2019. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Christopher Ashton, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate

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Welcome to Cyber_Bytes, a bi-weekly roundup of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 4 2019

Published on 28 November 2019. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Christopher Ashton, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate

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Welcome to Cyber_Bytes, a round up of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks over the last two weeks.

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No Deal Brexit – implications for data and privacy law compliance

Published on 17 October 2019. By Jon Bartley, Partner and Richard Breavington, Partner

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The Brexit rollercoaster ride continues. At the time of writing, the UK and EU have just announced the agreement of a new withdrawal deal but there are serious doubts about whether it will be backed by Parliament. Despite the requirements of the Benn Act, the risk of the UK leaving the EU without a deal continues to be a concern.

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Pushing back on APP scams

Published on 18 July 2019. By Ian Dinning, Senior Associate

An Authorised Push Payment (APP) is where a payer instructs their payment service provider, such as their bank, to send money from their account to another. These payments are usually made through the Faster Payment Service or CHAPS.

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The latest cyber stats revealed (the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2019)

Published on 05 April 2019. By Rachel Ford, Senior Associate

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Whilst cyber attacks decrease, the threats to businesses remain. We give you the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2019.

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Seeking the "right regulation" of digital services: Lords' Communications Committee articulates its vision

11 March 2019

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In 2018, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's CEO, told the US Senate Judiciary Committee that the question was no longer whether there should be regulation of the internet, but what is the right regulation.

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Love (or hate) Data?

Published on 21 February 2019. By Charles Buckworth, Partner and Jonathan Greenway, Associate

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Personal Data and Special Category Personal Data – what has changed? "The course of true love never did run smooth" - Shakespeare, W., A Midsummer Night's Dream The definition of personal data is obviously fundamental to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). When considering data protection, your first question should always be – 'is this data personal data?'

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Happy Valentine's Day from RPC: Love (or hate) data?

Published on 14 February 2019. By Charles Buckworth, Partner

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So it is that time of year again. Love is in the air - roses, prosecco (if you're lucky, champagne), chocolates (in boxes covered in sickly hearts as though a heart surgeon has gone serial killer – yes, we're big fans of Luther).

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GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 – how do they impact publishers?

Published on 25 May 2018. By Rupert Cowper-Coles , Partner

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The need for publishers to ensure that their processing of personal data complies with the law is more important than ever.

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Vicarious liability of data controllers: The Morrisons data breach case

28 March 2018

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Following the conviction of Andrew Skelton, a former Morrisons employee, after he published Morrisons’ employees’ personal details on a file sharing website, a group of over 5,500 employees of Morrisons took action against the supermarket to recover compensation for breach of a statutory duty under the UK Data Protection Act 1998 (‘DPA’), as well as for breach of confidence and misuse of private information.

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Thorny issues of jurisdiction and claim form service laid bare by High Court

Published on 18 January 2018. By Alex Wilson, Senior Associate and Samantha Thompson, Associate

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In Howard Kennedy v The National Trust for Scotland [2017] EWHC 3368 (QB), the High Court considered two complex issues: one relating to the doctrine of forum non conveniens and the other to the CPR provisions on service of a claim form. In his judgment, handed down yesterday, Sir David Eady stayed the action in England & Wales on the basis that Scotland is the more appropriate forum. He also provided guidance on the tricky interplay between deemed and actual service of a claim form, ultimately holding that the claim form in this case had been validly served in time.

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Seriously limiting serious harm

12 September 2017

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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 Alex Wilson, Senior 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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