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Lloyd v Google and the Impact on Data Breach Claims

11 Nov 2021

On 10 November 2021, the Supreme Court delivered its long-awaited judgment in the case of Lloyd v Google. The judgment will be welcomed by our clients and data controllers as it brings clarification to the rapid rise in claims being made for compensation following a data breach. However, whilst the…

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Q&A - Repair free period for new shared ownership leases

18 Aug 2021

What is the "repair free" period? A new 10 year "repair free" period has been introduced by the new shared ownership model lease, during which time shared owners of new builds will receive support from their landlord to pay for essential repairs. Following this 10 year period,…

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July inquiry on housing demand

21 Jul 2021

Chaired by Baroness Neville-Wolfe, the new House of Lords Built Environment Committee launched its inquiry on 6th July 2021 into the demand for housing in the UK and how to overcome barriers to meeting this demand. The Conversative Manifesto published in 2019 included a commitment to continue with their…

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Building Safety Bill - Update

16 Jul 2021

We are continuing to keep a close eye on progression of the Building Safety Bill through Parliament. You can view our webinar discussing the main proposals of the draft Bill here. The Bill was formally introduced to Parliament on 5 July 2021 and awaits Second Reading. Much pre-legislative…

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CCTV and ASB: Do Perpetrators have a Right to Privacy?

14 Jul 2021

CCTV and ASB: Do Perpetrators have a Right to Privacy? The Court of Appeal has recently heard a case where the defendant argued that a breach of his injunction, proved by his neighbour's CCTV, breached his right to privacy. The Court of Appeal has dismissed this argument and decided that the…

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Charity Fined £25,000 for Data Breach

13 Jul 2021

The ICO has announced this week that it has fined the charity Mermaids £25,000 for failing to keep the personal data of its users secure. Mermaids is a charity which originated as a parents' support group for parents whose children were experiencing gender non-conformity. In August 2016,…

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The rise of group data breach claims

01 Jul 2021

The Rise of Group Data Breach Claims We are currently awaiting the Supreme Court's decision in the case of Lloyd v Google LLC . The decision will have a significant impact on the availability of damages for the loss of control of personal data, and for the viability of 'opt-out' style…

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School photographs and the GDRP

01 Jul 2021

It has been over 12 months since the ICO issued 2 reprimands against primary schools for wrongly disclosing photographs of pupils without consent (Blog: Don't get caught out when it comes to pupil photos | ICO). However, in the intervening 12-month period there is still some confusion over the…

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