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 […]

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 […]

NEWS: JUNE 2017

EU Considers Banning ‘Back doors’ to Encryption The European Union is considering banning ‘back-door’ access to encrypted messages. The Draft Report proposes amendments to the 2002 ePrivacy Directive to extend confidentiality to end-to-end encryption. Click here for the Draft Report.   Russian Hackers Selling Login Details of MPs, The Times reports According to the Times […]

NEWS: MAY 2017

Investigators Start Global Hunt for NHS Cyber Attackers Investigators have started a global search to find the perpetrators of this month’s massive cyber attack that shut down the UK National Health Service. Several NHS trusts were affected by a virus, which attacked the Windows platforms; the perpetrators demanded money to release data. Click here for […]

NEWS: APRIL 2017

UK Supreme Court Dismisses ‘No-win, No-fee’ Appeal for Defamation Cases The Supreme Court dismissed an appeal brought by Times Newspapers Limited, Associated Newspapers Limited and MGN Limited against the no-win, no-fee system applied to defamation cases in the UK. The appeal challenged the principle that a claimant bringing a defamation claim on a CFA is […]

NEWS: MARCH 2017

Mail Online Columnist Katie Hopkins to Pay £24k in Damages for ‘War Memorial’ Tweets Katie Hopkins, a columnist for the Mail Online, lost a libel case brought by blogger Jack Monroe and has been ordered to pay £24,000 in damages. In May 2015, Hopkins sent a tweet that suggested that Monroe had either vandalized, or approved of […]