NEWS: DECEMBER 2017

The High Court ruled that Morrisons was vicariously liable for a leak of its employees’ data in 2015. An employee had used his position to steal and publish confidential information about his colleagues. This is the first class action involving a personal data breach in the U.K. To access the judgment, click here. A class […]

The GDPR and Personal Data Breach Reporting

The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (‘A29WP’) recently issued guidelines on personal data breach reporting under the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’). The GDPR obliges data controllers to report personal data breaches to data protection authorities within 72 hours unless the breach is ‘unlikely to result in a risk to the rights and freedoms’ […]

NEWS: OCTOBER 2017

The EU Commission published its first annual of the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework. To access the report, click here. Ms Justice Caroline Costello, a judge in Ireland’s High Court, has referred a challenge to Facebook brought by Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems, to the Court of Justice of the EU. Schrems is challenging the adequacy […]

NEWS: SEPTEMBER 2017

Equifax discloses that a data breach in March has compromised the personal information of 143 million consumers. For more information click here. The UK government publishes its Data Protection Bill. To read it click here. The ICO has fined a firm that made a record 146 million nuisance calls about PPI. For more information click […]

TIMES NEWSPAPERS Ltd v FLOOD; FROST AND OTHERS v MGN Ltd; MILLER v ASSOCIATED NEWSPAPERS Ltd [2017] UKSC 33

Summary The Supreme Court considered three appeals; all involving the question of whether or not the costs regime involving Conditional Fee Agreements (‘CFA’s’) and After the Event Insurance (ATE’s) infringed a newspaper’s Article 10 rights.   The cases and legislation mentioned, or made reference to, in this podcast are: Campbell v MGN (No 2) [2005] […]

HIS HIGHNESS PRINCE MOULAY HICHAM BEN ABDALLAH AL ALAOUI OF MOROCCO v ELAPH PUBLISHING LTD [2017] EWCA CIV 29

Summary His Highness Prince Moulay Hicham Ben Abdullah Al Alaoui of Morocco brought a defamation claim against Elaph Publishing Limited for an article published on the company’s news website in October 2014. The parties appealed, and cross-appealed, a decision in the High Court on an application for strike out/summary judgment, and an application to amend […]