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Kevin the Carrot and the Copyright Conundrum

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…a Carrot in breach of IP? Read more

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Early New Year’s Resolutions in Trade Mark Law

As the countdown to Christmas and New Year begins in earnest, anyone with an interest in using Trade Marks as part of their business may have their eye on another not so distant date in the calendar. On 14 January … Read more

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Faraday Development Limited v West Berkshire Council – concerning dodgy package deals

When is a public works contract a public works contract? On 14 November 2018, the Court of Appeal handed down judgment on the question on whether a future commitment in a development agreement entered into by West Berkshire Council constituted … Read more

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ICO prosecution results in first custodial sentence for data misuse

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has successfully prosecuted a car repair worker for stealing customer data, resulting in the first jail sentence for an offence brought under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. Mustafa Kasim, a former employee of Nationwide Accident … Read more

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New Era of Higher Standards Signalled by Charity Commission

This week the Charity Commission unveiled its new five-year strategy laying down what it believes its role to be, what goals it wishes to achieve and how it aims to achieve them. The strategy signifies a change in tone that … Read more

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Equifax Data Breach – Another Maximum Fine from the ICO

The Information Commissioners Office has once again handed down the maximum fine available at its disposal, and in doing so has reinforced its recent trend of tougher punishments for breaches of data protection laws.

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Information Commissioner’s Annual Report and Financial Statements 2017-18

On the 20 July 2018 the ICO published its Annual Report and Financial Statements 2017-18, specifically covering the period from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018. With the introduction this year of GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018, … Read more

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Ticketmaster’s data breach and don’t forget about PECR!

With the advent of GDPR and its marked increase in responsibilities and potential sanctions, the importance of responding quickly to data breaches and cooperating with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has never been higher. This was exemplified by on 23rd June … Read more

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We don’t talk anymore – Sir Cliff Richard wins privacy case against BBC

Sir Cliff Richard has today won a privacy case against the BBC over its coverage of a police raid of his home, the High Court awarding the singer £210,000 in damages. Richard, who sued both the BBC and South Yorkshire … Read more

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Facebook and the Cambridge Analytica Fine – A Huge GDPR Warning

Social network giants Facebook have this week been issued with the maximum £500,000 fine for its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which saw users’ data being harvested and subsequently exploited for targeted political marketing. Following the much publicised investigation, … Read more

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