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Month: December 2014 (Page 2 of 5)

Sun Six Trial: Picture editor was “acceding to requests from a longstanding colleague” – Martin Hickman

John EdwardsThe Sun’s picture editor, John Edwards, was simply acceding to requests from a longstanding colleague when he responded to emails from a reporter asking for money to pay his sources, his lawyer said yesterday.

Mr Edwards is charged with one count of conspiring to commit misconduct in public office arising from his response to two emails sent to him by Jamie Pyatt, the paper’s Thames Valley reporter and former news editor Jamie Pyatt. He received another two emails by Mr Pyatt requesting payment but did not respond to them. Continue reading

Bringing Data Protection Home? The CJEU rules on data protection law and home CCTV – Lorna Woods

cctvDoes EU data protection law apply to home CCTV cameras? The CJEU addressed that issue yesterday in the judgment in Case C-212/13 Ryneš v. Úřad pro ochranuosobníchúdajů. In its judgment, the Fourth Chamber of the Court agrees with the Advocate-General’s opinion (discussed here), although it avoids some of the difficult questions hinted at in that opinion. Continue reading

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