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Blogs: Information Rights and Privacy
Publisher: Centre for Law and Information Policy, IALS
This blog shares research and discussion from the Centre for Law and Information Policy, based at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. The Centre is concerned with the law and policy of information and data and explores the ways in which law both restricts and enables the sharing and dissemination of different types of information.
Event: Responding to the WannaCry Attack: The Future of UK Cybersecurity Policymaking
Event: Challenges of the New Transnational Cyber Policing
Observing the WannaCry fallout: confusing advice and playing the blame game
Uber: a taxi service or an app? Analysis of a CJEU Advocate-General’s view
Why using AI to sentence criminals is a dangerous idea
Where to after Watson? The challenges and future of mass data retention in the UK
Call for Papers: Automated decision-making, machine learning and artificial intelligence
Back doors, black boxes and #IPAct technical capability regulations
Author: Tim Turner
This is an outlet for my DP and FOI opinions.
Author: Dr Chris Pounder and Sue Cullen
Long-established training team dedicated to information law; over a thousand data protection officers from the public and private sector and hundreds of FOI officers have obtained their qualifications with our help.
Is the NHS ransomware incident a reportable data loss?
Commissioner should enforce First Principle when personal data are processed in breach of Article 8 ECHR
Digital Economy Bill changes “personal data” definition and increases risk of an inadequacy determination
Large controller “registration” fee likely to soar to £7K per year under the GDPR
UK’s GDPR law will not be judged “adequate” if it contains provisions that made the DPA inadequate
Under the GDPR, be careful when you use the “C” word
Has President Trump’s Executive Order on “Public Safety” killed off Privacy Shield?
House of Lords Report into Digital Economy Bill confirms extensive data sharing powers are unaccountable
Author: Solicitors at Olswang LLP
Discusses data protection law, practice and problems.
GDPR: European Commission calling for applications to join new expert group to influence the possible adoption of implementing and delegated acts – application deadline: 2 June 2017
The proposed ePrivacy Regulation: EDPS and WP29 express concerns with consent and tracking walls provisions and other issues
Data protection impact assessments: When & how should I be conducting them? Article 29 Working Party releases new Guidance for public consultation; respond by 23 May.
Indonesia moves towards comprehensive data law – how will it impact your business?
Data Protection news round-up
ICO UPDATES PAPER ON BIG DATA, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, MACHINE LEARNING AND DATA PROTECTION TO INCLUDE A GDPR COMPLIANCE ELEMENT
GDPR: ICO releases draft guidance on consent: respond to consultation by 31 March
Article 29 Working Party sheds light on Privacy Shield complaints procedure and issues upcoming GDPR dates for your diary
Author: David Banks, journalist, consultant
Distressing images from the Westminster terror attack
Reporting Restrictions in Ambridge (Slight Return)
Seven deadly sins of court reporting
Why the media should not back Brexit
Reporting restrictions in Ambridge
Revenge porn – how victim anonymity will protect defendants
The Sun’s ‘Queen Backs Brexit’ splash – issues for IPSO
Sexual offence anonymity – newsrooms beware
Publisher: DLA Piper
Updated by a team of enthusiastic and specialist lawyers and business advisors, focusing on a number of hot topics and trends, such as cloud computing, cookie developments and data protection.
GDPR processor clauses and why they can't wait
Data Protection: Does the German Implementation Act (BDSG-E) undermine the GDPR?
Big Data analytics in Europe - the reports of its death are greatly exaggerated
The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 – A "Snoopers' Charter" or a legitimate surveillance tool for today's society?
The future of UK data protection law post-Brexit
Managing unlimited demands for unlimited liability in GDPR contracts
Dawson-Damer Subject Access case: Nowhere to hide when dealing with requests
Trump's Executive Order casts doubt on the validity of Privacy Shield
Author: Heather Brooke
Information rights issues from award-winning journalist and information rights activist.
Article: Transparency, tax and the Panama Papers
Article: Britain’s Investigatory Powers Bill is extraordinary – for all the wrong reasons
Article: The Independent Surveillance Review Panel
Article: England’s antiquated court system
A riposte to Russell Brand & a cheer for democracy
CitizenFour portrays the haunting, human sides of state surveillance
On Channel 4 News discussing UK’s emergency surveillance laws
Article: Review of The People’s Platform
Publisher: Hogan Lovells
China’s Revised Draft Data Localisation Measures
Hogan Lovells Launches GDPRnow App
Consumer Protection Enforcement is #trending: How to Avoid FTC and State Investigations, and What to do When You Get the Knock on the Door
SFC Proposes Baseline Cyber Security Requirements for Internet Trading
Combatting the Massive Wave of WannaCry Ransomware
Upcoming Webinar on Cybersecurity & the Internet of Things
UK Parliament Passes New Digital Economy Act
German Parliament Passes New Federal Data Protection Act
Publisher: Information Commissioner
Interesting times, and how we navigate them
The Information Commissioner opens a formal investigation into the use of data analytics for political purposes
Draft GDPR Consent guidance receives a significant response
Profiling under the GDPR: feedback request
ePrivacy reform: Privacy and electronic communications regulations (PECR) under review
Garages, new homes and old offices: the records management mistakes that put health records at risk
Information Governance Survey: What councils need to do now
AI, machine learning and personal data
Author: Jon Baines, LLM in Information Rights Law and Practice, University of Northumbria
I'm interested in all aspects of the fast-developing field of Information Rights, but, specifically, I speak and write about Data Protection and Freedom of Information and related issues.
FOI enforcement – if not now, when?
MPs have rights too
Why what Which did wears my patience thin
Data Protection distress compensation for CCTV intrusion
ICO FOI Decision Notices – insufficient attention to detail?
Get rights right, gov.uk
Don’t be so soft
An adequate response to Brexit?
Author: International Forum for Responsible Media (Inforrm)
We believe in an independent, strong, free and responsible mass media. But with those privileges go responsibilities. The media's right to freedom of expression must be properly balanced against the rights to privacy and reputation which are an essential part of human dignity.
Tackling fake news: towards a new approach to digital literacy – Gianfranco Polizzi
Facebook’s Frankenstein’s Monster: freedom of expression and the problem with fake news and violent and sexual content – Peter Coe
Time to speak up for Article 15 of the ECommerce Directive – Graham Smith
Law and Media Round Up – 22 May 2017
Is there any public interest in naming divorcing couples? – Julie Doughty
Australia: We should levy Facebook and Google to fund journalism, here’s how – Ben Eltham
The CJEU and the concept of ‘legitimate interest’: The case of Rigas satiksme – Sophia Stalla-Bourdillon
Electioneering in the social media age – Sharon Coen
Author: TJ McIntyre, solicitor, lecturer in the School of Law, University College Dublin
Information Technology law issues with a focus on freedom of expression, privacy and other fundamental rights.
Oversight of phone tapping in Ireland: still inadequate
Back in the saddle
Search warrants and privacy in Ireland - CRH, Irish Cement & Lynch v. CCPC
Destroying the history of those victimised by the State
How trustworthy is Microsoft's "data trustee"?
Law Society Annual Human Rights Conference
Whitewashing your internet profile: political edition
Downloading or accessing certain material could constitute a criminal offence
Author: Marcus Tearle
Discussion of legal developments from a lawyer with an interest in technology, outsourcing and the regulation of information.
“All Reasonable” and “best” endeavours - how far must you go?
Mitigating loss under English Law - Bulkhaul v Rhodia and Linklaters v McAlpine
Macmillan Ordered to Pay Out £11 million After SFO Bribery Investigation
Outsourcing In Financial Services
All You Need To Know About The New Bribery Act In 5 Bullet Points
Author: Judith Townend
Media law and ethics for online publishers, with a specific focus on English law.
An inappropriate gavel
Legal records and the ‘right to be forgotten’: Google Spain blog series and event
A sensible proposal for online recording of reporting restrictions
The impact of libel and privacy on UK-based online journalists, bloggers and hyperlocals – some survey data
SLS Media & Communications Section: Call for Papers 2014
Promotion: IBC Defamation and Privacy Conference 2014
Upcoming event, 24 January 2014, Oxford: The challenges of citizen journalism – Technology and the law
Job opportunity: Legal officer at the Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI)
Author: 11KBW Information Law Practice Group
Information law is about the right to know and the right to keep private - and it is also about the ever-shifting boundary between those rights. It encompasses areas such as data protection, freedom of information, the protection of private information under article 8 of the ECHR, breach of confidence and the regulation of surveillance. It is a fascinating and fast-moving area of the law
EU looks to appoint expert group on the GDPR
Manni From Heaven: The Right to Forget Google Spain
Implementing the GDPR in the UK: lessons from Germany?
Legitimate Interests: the CJEU off its Trolley(bus)
Digital Economy Bill made law
Save the date: 11KBW Information Law Conference 2018
Author: Paul Bernal, Lecturer in IT, IP and Media Law at the University of East Anglia Law School
Privacy, human rights, Law, the internet and more.
A disturbing plan for control…
Privacy and Security together…
The internet, privacy and terrorism…
Blinded… a short poem for World Poetry Day
Closed borders and closing minds?
The Investigatory Powers Act: still a question of trust…
Guest post: A rebuttal of what constitutes discrimination
Five reasons NOT to use Facebook posts for insurance premiums…
Links to news items about legal and regulatory aspects of the internet and the information society, particularly those relating to information content, and market and technology.
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EU - Public consultation on the review of the EU copyright rules
Open data and German coalition agreement - a step forward
EU - Commission urges industry to deliver innovative solutions for greater access to online content
UK - Report: ESDS generates value for money
Creative Commons seeks opinions on first overhaul of licences in five years
Author: Specialist lawyers at RPC
Developments in UK privacy law written intended to keep RPC's Privacy Law Handbook up-to-date; also a useful source of current information to those without access to the book.
Author: Campaign for Freedom of Information
News, views and updates on the UK FOIA, worldwide FOI and open government.
FOI case law update - 28 November 2013
76 organisations call on government to drop proposed FOI restrictions
MPs call for extension of the FOI Act to cover contracted out public services
Practical training on using the FOI Act
Private member's bill would identify FOI requesters
FOI case law update - 5 June 2013
Using the FOI Act! Training for requesters, 23 April 2013
Questions in House of Lords on Government plans to amend the FOI Act