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What Way Forward on Information Rights Regulation? The UK Information Commissioner’s Office Launches a Major Consultation – David Erdos

The UK Information Commissioner Office (ICO) has launched a major consultation on three draft documents related to its regulatory approach: an overarching Regulatory Action Policy, Statutory Guidance on Data Protection Act 2018 Action  and Statutory Guidance related to its Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations (PECR) Powers. These documents would replace the ICO’s Regulatory Action Policy produced in 2018 which sat under its 2017-2021 Strategic Plan (but has yet to be updated). Continue reading

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

The European Data Protection Board’s Draft Guidelines for Search Engines and the Future of the ‘Right to be Forgotten’ Online, Part 2 – David Erdos

This is the second part of a post dealing with the European Data Protection Board (EDPB)’s draft guidelines on the right to be forgotten.  Part (1) dealt with the scope of the guidance and of ex post rights vis-à-vis search engines.  This post will deal with (2) the substantive grounds for exercising these ex post rights, and (3) the substantive exemptions from these ex post rights. Continue reading

European Data Protection and Freedom of Expression After Buivids: An Increasingly Significant Tension, Part Two. The Analysis – David Erdos

The outcome in Buivids draws significantly on long-standing CJEU jurisprudence.  Thus, as far back as 2003, Lindqvist had already stressed the broad material applicability of data protection in an online publishing context and also argued that the personal/household exemption was not applicable where “data are made accessible to an indefinite number of people” (at [47]). Continue reading

Information blackout at the Council of Europe? – David Erdos

Especially in Britain given our intended imminent departure from the EU, it is clear that the Council of Europe has crucial significance to our continent and indeed the world.  Founded as far back as 1949 and with 47 Member States with over 800 million people, it focuses on some of the most difficult and controversial issues concerning human rights, democracy and the rule of law.  Continue reading

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