The GDPR: what’s all the fuss?

The General Data Protection Regulation, or ‘GDPR’, has been created to provide stronger protection of personal data than that contained in the EU Directive 95/46/EC. The Directive, dating from 1995, introduced a framework that is now inadequate given the enormous changes in digital information and the way in which we use technology. The GDPR will […]

Damages in Privacy Claims

In the English common law there is no freestanding right to privacy. Privacy claims come within a number of different causes of action: misuse of private information, breach of confidence, breach of the Data Protection Act 1998 (‘DPA’), breach of the Human Rights Act 1998 (‘HRA’), and breach of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997. […]