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The ICO’s Draft Data Protection and Journalism Code: A First Look, Part 1 – David Erdos

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) presaged major changes in the governance of personal information including (and perhaps especially) in the UK.  Nevertheless, three and a half years since it first applied (and despite proposals for further reforms now being advanced) even changes at the purely legal level are still percolating through. Continue reading

Why Facebook and other social media companies need to be reined in – Kaitlynn Mendes, Jacquelyn Burkell, Jane Bailey, Valerie Steeves

In September, the Wall Street Journal released the Facebook Files. Drawing on thousands of documents leaked by whistle blower and former employee Frances Haugen, the Facebook Files show that the company knows their practices harm young people, but fails to act, choosing corporate profit over public good. Continue reading

Case Law: Fairhurst v Woodard, Neighbour CCTV harassment and data protection claim succeeds – Percy Preston

Ring Video Doorbell 2 image 1On 12 October 2021, Oxford County Court handed down judgment in Fairhurst v Woodard (Case No: G00MK161).  A dispute between neighbours over the use of cameras for security purposes, the case gave rise to successful claims in harassment and data protection, and offers an important note of caution for those looking to install surveillance systems to protect their homes. Continue reading

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