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Data Protection Predictions 2019

2018 was a landmark year for data protection and privacy; the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR“) came into effect on 25 May 2018 and implemented a comprehensive reform of the EU data protection regime. So what could 2019 possibly have in store for … Continue reading

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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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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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EU Council publishes Progress Report on draft EU ePrivacy Regulation

On 15 May 2017, the Council of the European Union published its progress report (the “Report“) on the first draft of the ePrivacy Regulation (the “Draft Regulation“). The Draft Regulation focuses on the processing of personal data and protection of … Continue reading

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E-privacy refresh for today’s electronic communications services: Good intentions but does the proposed regulation strike the right balance?

It is fair to say the European data protection and privacy framework is currently undergoing a full overhaul. The European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR“) and the current proposed reforms to the e-privacy regime have been firmly in the spotlight … Continue reading

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Return of the Snooper: Investigatory Powers Act given Royal Assent

The Investigatory Powers Act (the “IPA“) was given Royal Assent on 29 November 2016, despite being described by Edward Snowden as “the most extreme surveillance in the history of western democracy”. At its core, the IPA is a consolidation of existing legislation … Continue reading

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