The GDPR and Fines

The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party recently issued guidelines on fines for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’). Article 83(1) of the GDPR states that supervisory authorities should identify corrective measures that are “effective, proportionate and dissuasive”. Article 83(2) is the starting point for assessing a case for the purpose of […]

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’ […]

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] […]

PJS v NEWS GROUP NEWSPAPERS [2016] UKSC 26

Summary In January 2016, the Court of Appeal discharged an interim injunction that prevented newspapers from publishing identification of celebrity PJS, or the facts or details relating to the sexual activities of PJS with two other people. The Court of Appeal discharged the injunction on the basis that the appearance of the information on the […]

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 […]