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CJEU invalidates EU-US Privacy Shield framework and upholds EC Standard Contractual Clauses

Nigel Parker

On 16 July 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the CJEU) issued a landmark decision in Case C-311/18 Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland and Maximillian Schrems (commonly referred to as Schrems II). The CJEU invalidated the European Commission’s (the EC) adequacy decision on the EU-US Privacy Shield and upheld the general Read More

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The One-Stop-Shop – A Big Disappointment Or Just Slow To Bloom?

David Smith

A few months ago, when asked to comment on the success or otherwise of the GDPR’s so called one-stop shop I suggested that the house was still out. Whilst there were some worrying signs it was perhaps too early to simply write off the arrangement. Since then we have seen France’s top court, the Conseil Read More

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Where Have All The ICO’s Fines Gone To?

David Smith

Before we all started to feel the impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus emergency and the ICO published its light touch approach to regulation during the pandemic, those who follow these matters closely were already wondering what might have happened to all the ICO’s fines. The UK’s data protection regulator has, not surprisingly, continued to impose Read More

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UK ICO Sets Out Approach To Data Protection Enforcement During Covid-19 Coronavirus Emergency

David Smith

The ICO’s recently published regulatory approach during the Covid-19 coronavirus public health emergency may not contain any great surprises but should nevertheless bring some welcome relief to businesses. In this time of so much uncertainty anything that limits that uncertainty, even if only in relation to the risks of data protection enforcement, must be a Read More

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Covid-19 coronavirus: UK launches Future Fund to support fast-growth businesses

William Samengo-Turner

In what will undoubtedly be a relief for UK’s technology and life science sectors, the government yesterday unveiled the ways in which it plans to support the community of fast-growth businesses that drive so much innovation within its domestic market and around the world. Privately held UK businesses that have raised at least £250,000 in Read More

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Morrisons is not vicariously liable for data breach…but the Supreme Court does not rule out the possibility in future cases

Emma Keeling

On 1 April 2020, the UK Supreme Court unanimously overturned a 2018 Court of Appeal ruling that had found WM Morrisons Supermarkets PLC (Morrisons) vicariously liable for its employee’s misuse of private information, breach of confidence and breach of statutory duty under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). Although this case was brought by reference Read More

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