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Data Reform Bill Announced in Queen's Speech

12 May 2022

Background During the Queen's Speech on 10 May 2022, the government announced it was introducing the Data Reform Bill to enable the UK to reform its data protection regime and deviate from EU rules established by the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR). Following Brexit…

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Social Housing Reform Update

11 Apr 2022

Background The Government has recently published sample draft clauses and explanatory notes in the Social Housing (Regulation) Bill which set out how it intends to deliver the policies outlined in the Social Housing White Paper. The Government is publishing these changes almost a year and a half…

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Update: Tenant Access to Information Scheme

05 Apr 2022

Back in November 2020, the government published the Social Housing White Paper which set out proposals to drive up standards and improve the regulation of the social housing sector in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire. One of the proposals related to introducing a new access to information scheme…

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ICO Reprimands Scottish Public Authorities For Privacy Notice Failures

07 Mar 2022

Background The ICO has announced that it has issued a reprimand to the Scottish Government and NHS National Services Scotland for failing to comply with the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) in relation to the NHS Scotland Covid Status App. The reprimand has been issued after…

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ICO Enforcement over Subject Access Request Backlog

24 Feb 2022

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has recently received an Enforcement Notice from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) following a substantial backlog of subject access requests described by the ICO as being of "significant concern". The ICO has found that the MoJ failed to adequately…

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Starting an eCommerce Business? What are the Legal Considerations?

21 Feb 2022

When establishing an eCommerce business, there are several factors that ought to be taken into consideration, such as business structure, market research and scalability, brand creation, and domain name registration. However, eCommerce businesses also have legal responsibilities just as much as any…

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ICO Issues Fine for Failure to Comply with Privacy Rules

11 Feb 2022

The ICO has this week announced it is fining Tempcover Limited £85,000 for sending a total of 29,970,419 unsolicited direct marketing messages to subscribers without valid consent. Background Tempcover Ltd is a company that provides short-term motor insurance and is a controller under…

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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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Tackling Cannabis use in Residential Properties Roundtable Event

21 Sep 2021

Tackling Cannabis Use in Residential Properties Roundtable Event On Wednesday 15th September 2021, almost 650 delegates from Housing, Police, Local Authorities and other agencies across the UK attended a roundtable discussion to explore a range of approaches for responding to the issue of cannabis…

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