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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.
Exploring the challenges of the new transnational cyber policing
CJEU Decision on Ziggo: The Pirate Bay Communicates Works to the Public
Submissions to the Law Commission’s consultation on ‘Official Data Protection’: Global Witness
Should robot artists be given copyright protection?
Any reform to the law on Official Secrets must provide robust protection for public interest disclosures and open justice
Submissions to the Law Commission’s consultation on ‘Official Data Protection’: Lorna Woods, Lawrence McNamara and Judith Townend
Submissions to the Law Commission’s consultation on ‘Official Data Protection’: The Open Government Network
Submissions to the Law Commission’s consultation on ‘Official Data Protection’: English Pen, Reporters Without Borders and Index on Censorship
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.
Royal Free Undertaking exposes weakness in data protection enforcement regime
Queen's Speech and the promised “Data Protection (Exemptions from GDPR) Bill”
Conservative manifesto hints at gradual ECHR withdrawal and the establishment of a national population register?
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
Author: Solicitors at Olswang LLP
Discusses data protection law, practice and problems.
ARTICLE 29 WORKING PARTY WARNS EMPLOYERS ABOUT SNOOPING ON JOB APPLICANT SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS
The ICO’s first ever International Strategy is set to protect the UK public while meeting the challenges posed by the GDPR and an impending Brexit.
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
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.
Employee Monitoring - the Article 29 Working Party refreshes its opinion
Belgian DPA publishes recommendation on GDPR record keeping obligation
Let’s sort out this profiling and consent debate once and for all.
The great unsolved data protection challenges of our time (at least for now)
D.P.O. guidance: clear as M.U.D?
You can't data map forever - Top 10 steps to operationalise the GDPR
Let the one year countdown commence
GDPR processor clauses and why they can't wait
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
National Association of Corporate Directors Updates Cyber-Risk Oversight Handbook
South Korea Joins APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules System
UK to Align Itself with the GDPR Despite Brexit
Malware Capable of Shutting Down Electric Grids Confirmed
Court Stops Pokémon GO Litigation
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council Releases Updated Cybersecurity Assessment Tool
Supreme Court to Hear Location Privacy Case
EU ePrivacy Regulation Proposal Falls Short of Parliament’s Expectations
Publisher: Information Commissioner
When is a breach not a breach?
Subject access policy updated after court rulings on disproportionate effort
Four lessons NHS Trusts can learn from the Royal Free case
The ICO Grants Programme and why the time is right to support independent research
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
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.
On some sandy beach
An enforcement gap?
Making even more criminals
Data Protection (and other) compensation awarded against Ombudsman
Making criminals of us all
Public houses, private comms
FOI enforcement – if not now, when?
MPs have rights too
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.
United States: How public feuds on social media and reality TV play out? in court – Shontavia Johnson
Privacy and the end of innocence: An alternative perspective on Khuja (formerly PNM) v Times Newspapers – Robert Craig
Worldwide search de-indexing orders: Google v Equustek – Graham Smith
Case Law, Strasbourg: Bogomolova v. Russia, Publication of picture of 3 year old “orphan” violated Article 8 – Ingrida Milkaite
Law and Media Round Up – 24 July 2017
Will Karen Bradley Refer Sky-Fox to the Competition and Markets Authority? – Damian Tambini
Distinguishing harm from misuse in privacy law: Khuja v Times Newspapers – Paul Wragg
Why the end of net neutrality is not the end of the open internet – Konstantinos Stylianou
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
A global right to be forgotten?
Jeremy Corbyn and the DPA
Disclosure of judge’s handwritten notes – the ICO speaks
Flushing out Wrongdoing: the DPA and the Publication of Allegations about Toilets
Journalists beware: privacy can trump expression, even with open-source data
Don’t mention the bigger picture
Data privacy and freedom of expression – new Strasbourg judgment
Conservative party call centre ‘may have broken election law’
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.
Listen to the privacy geeks…
A poem for Brexit
The Return of Mr Gove!
A few words on Labour
A disturbing plan for control…
Privacy and Security together…
The internet, privacy and terrorism…
Blinded… a short poem for World Poetry Day
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