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Online Harms: Moving towards a system based on responsibility, not liability – Ashley Hurst and Ben Dunham

The regulation of “online harms” in Europe has just taken a big leap. On the same day just before Christmas, the European Commission unveiled the first draft of its proposal to update the responsibilities and liabilities of digital service providers in its “Digital Services Act” (DSA), and the UK announced an update on its Online Harms Bill, which is now very close to publication. In the context of Brexit, the divergence of the two regimes is stark and paves the way for some fascinating debates in 2021. Continue reading

Case Law: Linklaters LLP v Mellish, Protecting confidential information in the open – Alexander Vakil

In a judgment of 5 February 2019, Mr Justice Warby granted Linklaters an interim non-disclosure injunction against a former employee and set a return date hearing (which was heard yesterday). Following the return date hearing, the continuation of the injunction was not opposed and the case was stood over until 22 February 2019, when a further hearing has been scheduled. Continue reading

Case Law: Dawson-Damer v Taylor Wessing, Subject access requests: Court of Appeal bolsters right to disclosure of data – Ashley Hurst and Peter Barratt

data-protectionOn 16 February 2017, the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in one of its hotly anticipated forays into data protection law. The decision in Dawson-Damer v Taylor Wessing LLP ([2017] EWCA Civ 74) reverses a decision by the High Court that the law firm Taylor Wessing had not breached the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) by refusing to carry out searches on grounds of proportionality, legal privilege and improper purpose. Continue reading

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