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Ring at the Door

18 Oct 2021

There are inevitably various matters in which neighbours can have disputes about. The most recent case of Fairhurst v Woodard demonstrates that the installation of a smart doorbell camera at your home could potentially breach data protection laws. Key Points Summary In this case, the County…

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National Apprenticeship Week

10 Feb 2021

National Apprenticeship Week began on 8 February. This year's theme is 'Build The Future.' With 20 years of experience in progressing employees through apprenticeships, Forbes Solicitors has helped build futures and this year has been no different and has been as successful, despite the…

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Data breach claims and the rogue employee

02 Feb 2021

The recent case of Morrison's v others concerned Mr Skelton, a former employee who had been disciplined for minor misconduct. As a consequence, he developed an irrational grudge against Morrison's which led him to publish on the internet, the names, addresses, gender, date of birth, phone,…

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Post Pandemic and Data Protection

09 Dec 2020

As we all look forward to the possibility of less restrictions, a vaccine, some return to normality and return to the office, many of us will continue to work from home. The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) continue to focus on recordkeeping and data protection impact assessments,…

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Retention of an 11-year olds extremist views unjustified

12 Oct 2020

The High court was recently asked to adjudicate in a case NK v COMMISSIONER OF POLICE OF THE METROPOLIS (2020) where the authorities had retained data about an 11 year old boy who had expressed extremist ideas about terrorism including, America being evil, an obsession with killing the Prime Minister…

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ICO - Data Security Incident Trends

16 Sep 2020

The ICO have recently published details of data security incidents on their website. The figures show that the vast majority of data breaches related to cyber security incidents, hacks and cyber-attacks, followed closely by sending information to an incorrect recipient by email or post. The lower…

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Mishandling of Subject Access Requests - Civil Claims on The Rise

02 Sep 2020

The UK General Data Protection Regulation (UKGDPR) is the same after Brexit as it was before, but it would appear that many organisations are still coming to terms with the impact it can have on their day-to-day practice, not least the colossal increase in volume of subject access requests (SARs) which…

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