Monthly Archives: July 2017

Council of the EU publishes Progress Report on draft EU ePrivacy Regulation

Last month the Council of the European Union published its progress report on the first draft of the ePrivacy Regulation (the “Draft Regulation”). The Draft Regulation was issued by the EC in January of this year and focuses on the … Continue reading

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The Queen’s Speech 2017: TMT initiatives

On 21 June 2017 the Queen’s Speech was delivered in the Houses of Parliament and announced a number of measures relevant to the TMT sector.

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IPSO issues guidance on using material taken from social media

On 4 July 2017 the Independent Press Standards Organisation (the “IPSO“) published guidance for editors and journalists seeking advice on how the Editors’ Code of Practice applies to the use of material taken from social media to support or illustrate … Continue reading

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EU – US Privacy Shield adequacy decision incorporated into the EEA Agreement

On 12 July 2016 the European Commission adopted an “adequacy decision” allowing for the transatlantic transfer of personal data from the EU to the US in accordance with the framework and principles of the EU-US Privacy Shield (the “Privacy Shield”). … Continue reading

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Google DeepMind trial failed to comply with data protection law

On 3 July 2017 the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO“) determined that the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust (the “Trust“) had breached the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”) when it provided patient details to Google’s DeepMind. The Trust provided personal … Continue reading

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Liberty granted rights to challenge the Snoopers’ Charter

The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (the “Act“) received Royal Assent on 29 November 2016. Dubbed the “Snoopers’ Charter” it has been heavily criticised by various commentators, including the advocacy group Liberty. The main source of criticism has been around the … Continue reading

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House of Lords EU Committee Report on Brexit and the EU Data Protection Package

On 18 July 2017 the House of Lords European Union Committee (the “Committee“) published a report covering the impact of Brexit on four aspects of the EU Data Protection Package: the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR“) which will become … Continue reading

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