Case Law: TLU v Home Office, Misuse of Private Information and Data Protection Appeals dismissed, Durant further explained – Lorna Skinner

20 06 2018

In a decision handed down on 15 June 2018 (TLU and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 2217) the Court of Appeal dismissed the Home Office’s appeal against findings of liability for misuse of private information and for breach of the Data Protection Act 1998 (“the 1998 Act”). Read the rest of this entry »





GDPR and journalism: the new regime – Greg Callus

5 06 2018

David Cameron was often derided as an “essay crisis” Prime Minister – the Oxford PPE undergraduate model of relying on good general knowledge and trusting your ability to pick up the details only as peril looms large. Read the rest of this entry »





Data Protection: The Right to a Second Chance

2 06 2018

The new right to be forgotten (now known as “the right to erasure”) was enshrined in law last week, but it will pass a lot of people by. Many will not know – or care – about their online profile, but for others the right is vital to their future. Read the rest of this entry »





Right to erasure (right to be forgotten) under the GDPR: the danger of “rewriting history” or the individual’s chance to leave the past behind – Ketevan Kukava

31 05 2018

In the internet age, when vast amount of information can be stored indefinitely and can be easily retrieved by means of a mouse click, controlling one’s personal data seems a particularly difficult task to do. Read the rest of this entry »





GDPR: ground zero for a more trusted, secure internet – Bill Buchanan

26 05 2018

File 20180525 51102 a4jra3.jpg?ixlib=rb 1.1Most of us have been bombarded recently by a barrage of emails from companies begging us to “stay in touch” or “opt in” or informing us of a “policy update”. On May 25, an historic date for the internet, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force. For some, it is the start of a more citizen-focused world, for others it will see the collapse of their digital marketing strategy. Read the rest of this entry »





What Facebook isn’t telling us about its fight against online abuse – Laura Bliss

24 05 2018
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Facebook has for the first time made available data on the scale of abusive comments posted to its site. This may have been done under the growing pressure by organisations for social media companies to be more transparent about online abuse, or to gain credibility after the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. Either way, the figures do not make for pleasurable reading. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Report, Sir Cliff Richard v BBC, Day 12, “Intrusive questioning added insult to injury” – Media Lawyer

9 05 2018

Lawyers representing Sir Cliff Richard have criticised the BBC over the way the singer was questioned about his “religious and political beliefs” during a High Court trial. Read the rest of this entry »